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ERIC Number: EJ915838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6620
Teaching Social Studies in the 21st Century: A Research Study of Secondary Social Studies Teachers' Instructional Methods and Practices
Russell, William B., III
Action in Teacher Education, v32 n1 p65-72 Spr 2010
Social studies students are inundated with pedagogy in which exposure to factual information is overwhelmingly the paramount means to success. Students are often encouraged to regurgitate facts as a means to demonstrate academic understanding. Passive learning dominates social studies curriculum despite the abundance of research calling for engaged learning. Therefore, the major purpose of this study, as based on a survey research method, was to examine what methods and practices teachers use to teach social studies in the 21st century. In sum, 281 secondary social studies teachers from across the United States completed a 35-question Likert-style survey regarding their teaching practices. Provisional conclusions are reached and discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States