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ERIC Number: EJ926064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0885-985X
Reasserting the Relevance of the Social Studies: An Emerging Model for Collaborative Cross-State Research
Passe, Jeff; Patterson, Nancy
Journal of Social Studies Research, v35 n1 p117-127 Spr 2011
There is a timely movement afoot to secure the rightful place of social studies as a core part of curriculum at a time when it is increasingly compromised across the nation. The authors present a model that accepts the call to consider the enterprise of social studies research and broaden it to address the needs of the day. They offer a brief history of social studies research and describe the need for political advocacy in the current context, arguing that establishing a new model for collaborative cross-state research can significantly advance the existing body of research on social studies and can therefore be a strong contributing factor in ensuring the rightful place of social studies in schools. They detail some of the collateral impacts beyond advocacy that may result and submit that this model holds promise for reasserting the relevance of the social studies curriculum.
International Society for the Social Studies. University of Central Florida College of Education, Suite 123M P.O. Box 161250, Orlando, FL 32816. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A