ERIC Number: EJ912185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 0
How Elementary Teachers Teach for Transformative Citizenship: Investigating Articles in "Social Studies and the Young Learner"
Field, Sherry L.; Castro, Antonio J.
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v23 n2 p30-32 Nov-Dec 2010
The authors review an eight-year collection of journal articles from "Theory and Research in Social Education," "The Social Studies," "Social Education," and "Social Studies and the Young Learner". Their research yielded 37 articles, of which 20 were published in "Social Studies and the Young Learner" from 2000 to 2008. The authors describe three themes that emerge in these studies (namely, that citizenship education aims for perspective consciousness; for fostering community awareness and global mindedness; or for social action). In each category, they report what teachers and researchers did, and they suggest additional possibilities for future efforts by elementary social studies educators. (Contains 27 notes.)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Social Action, Journal Articles, Social Studies, Elementary School Students, Periodicals, Global Approach, Consciousness Raising, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education
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