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Parkhouse, Hillary – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2018
While the conceptual work on critical pedagogy is undeniably rich, few empirical studies have examined its applications in K-12 classroom settings and impacts on students. Based on ethnographic research in 2 public 11th grade U.S. History classrooms with critical teachers, this article describes 3 pedagogies that enhanced students' critical…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Ethnography, High School Students
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Schlemper, M. Beth; Stewart, Victoria C.; Shetty, Sujata; Czajkowski, Kevin – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2018
Preparing students to become active, participatory citizens is more than promoting personal responsibility. It requires actively engaging with others in order to improve one's community. Using a critical geography approach, this article describes research with students living in urban areas that engaged them in fieldwork and citizen mapping of the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Geography Instruction, Urban Areas, Maps
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Dabach, Dafney Blanca; Fones, Aliza; Merchant, Natasha Hakimali; Adekile, Adebowale – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2018
Currently, a knowledge gap exists at the intersection of immigration, citizenship, and education. We have little knowledge of how teachers teach about citizenship when they anticipate that some of their students are undocumented. Conceptually, we distinguish between formal and cultural citizenship and draw from immigrant political incorporation…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Undocumented Immigrants, High Schools
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Clark, Christopher H. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2017
As American politics becomes more polarized, it is increasingly necessary for teachers to understand the relationship between education and partisan behavior. Using data from a 2012 CIRCLE survey of 18-24-year-olds, I examine the relationship between students' educational experiences (focusing on exposure to high-quality civics instruction and…
Descriptors: Voting, Citizen Participation, Correlation, Teaching Methods
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Lo, Jane C. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2017
While simulations and role-play have been staples in the civic classroom, little is known about how they work as best practices. This study explores the ways simulations and role-play may influence students' civic identities. Drawing from sociocultural theories, the article seeks to understand how students' practice-linked identities may be shaped…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Simulation, Teaching Methods, Citizenship Education
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Santiago, Maribel – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2017
"Mendez v. Westminster," a case about 1940s Mexican American school segregation, is a new vehicle for including Mexican Americans into U.S. history classrooms. This study explores how a class of primarily Mexican American students, who because of their heritage might develop a personal connection to the case, made sense of…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, School Segregation, Court Litigation, United States History
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Jaffee, Ashley Taylor – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2016
This study examines how teachers in 4 urban newcomer high schools conceptualized and implemented social studies education for Latino/a newcomer youth through an emerging framework of culturally and linguistically relevant citizenship education. Through a multi-site, collective case study design, the perspectives and decision making of social…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Immigrants, Teaching Methods
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Hilburn, Jeremy – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2015
In this qualitative collective case study with 6 high school civics teachers, I found that using an asset-based approach to teaching civics for, with, and by immigrant students enriched teaching and learning for immigrant and native-born students, although participants missed some opportunities for deeper exploration. I used a combined theoretical…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Wright-Maley, Cory – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2015
This comparative case study presents one key challenge that 2 experienced teachers faced when using simulations: control. Simulations are activities that place high demands on teachers, including the ability to anticipate pitfalls in advance, act in multiple capacities, shape the direction of the activity without unduly interfering, and to be…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Case Studies, Social Studies, Simulation