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ERIC Number: EJ904826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
A Social Studies Teacher's Challenge: Thoughts from Experience
Ochoa-Becker, Anna
Social Education, v74 n6 p332-333 Nov-Dec 2010
While there may be no definitive answers for navigating questions of school authority and teacher independence, the author outlines in this article some useful guideposts. These guideposts are not prescriptive; rather, they are important food for thought. They do not guarantee easy solutions. However, social studies teachers are preparing young people to hold the "Office of Citizen" in a democracy, where transparency and openness are both valued and honored. Without teachers who are willing to stand up for democratic values, social studies loses its significance and the preparation of citizens becomes less authentic and certainly, less meaningful. (Contains 2 resources and 14 online resources.)
National Council for the Social Studies. 8555 Sixteenth Street #500, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Tel: 800-683-0812; Tel: 301-588-1800; Fax: 301-588-2049; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 12; High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A