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ERIC Number: EJ942559
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1540-9392
Reinvigorating the Teaching of the Civil Rights Movement: The Praxis Project
Russell, Caskey; Rios, Francisco; Zamudio, Margaret; Bridgeman, Jacquelyn
Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, v5 n1 p5-19 Spr 2011
This article explores the work and findings of the Praxis Project: a group of university educators who worked with elementary and secondary school teachers in a professional development setting to reinvigorate their civil rights pedagogy. The Praxis group created a "Six Category Model for Teaching Civil Rights" and used that model as a foundation for discussions, presentations, and debate during the professional development sessions. The Praxis Project also implemented the pedagogy of that model in a classroom setting for a group of high school students under the observation of their teachers. The professional development sessions created a three-way dialogue between the Praxis group, the educators, and students that highlighted the obstacles and the opportunities of teaching the civil rights movement in the current educational climate. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States; Wyoming