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ERIC Number: EJ890033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
The Research Article as a Foundation for Subject-Centered Learning and Teaching Public Sociology: Experiential Exercises for Thinking Structurally about Child Care Fatalities
Lee, Matthew T.; Wrigley, Julia; Dreby, Joanna
Teaching Sociology, v34 n2 p173-187 Apr 2006
This paper is the latest installment in a series that is designed to bridge the gap between teaching and practice by developing classroom applications based on a current research article from the "American Sociological Review". We discuss the ways in which a recent "ASR" paper on child care fatalities can be used to help students explore Burawoy's conception of "public" sociology in a manner that is consistent with a subject-centered pedagogical approach. To illustrate this approach, we offer three experiential exercises designed to facilitate the active engagement of students' hearts, as well as their minds, thereby linking our subject-centered approach to the increasingly popular notion of character education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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