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Crocco, Margaret; Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Jacobsen, Rebecca; Segall, Avner – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Today's youth increasingly are being expected to engage in civil deliberation in classrooms while simultaneously living in a society with a high level of political incivility. However, teaching students to argue--particularly in oral form--is enormously complex and challenging work. In this article, the authors report on a study of four high…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Interpersonal Relationship, High Schools, High School Students
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Crocco, Margaret; Segall, Avner; Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Jacobsen, Rebecca – Democracy & Education, 2018
Classroom discussion and deliberation have been widely touted in the research literature as a centerpiece of high quality civic education. Empirical studies, however, of such processes are relatively few. In a public policy deliberation on immigration conducted in three Midwestern high schools during the academic year 2015-16, the authors found…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Adolescents, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Civics
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Jacobsen, Rebecca; Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Frasier, Amanda Slaten; Schmitt, Adam; Crocco, Margaret; Segall, Avner – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2018
This mixed-methods study analyzed adolescents' evaluation of the trustworthiness of different kinds of evidence and their reasons for why they trusted (or did not trust) them. Specifically, we analyzed adolescents' rankings of seven kinds of evidence in the abstract and in the context of a settled historical event (school desegregation) and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Thinking Skills, Comprehension, Evidence
Crocco, Margaret; Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Jacobsen, Rebecca; Segall, Avner – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
In this age of real and fake news, students need to be able to assess the trustworthiness of evidence. The authors' current research examines students' use of evidence in secondary social studies classrooms as students deliberate contemporary public policy issues. The authors found that students shifted their evaluations of the trustworthiness of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Social Studies, Secondary School Students, Public Policy
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Gaudelli, William; Crocco, Margaret; Hawkins, Alexandra – Education and Society, 2012
The authors examine how representations of the Vietnam War in documentary film offer teachers unique opportunities to use visual media sources to teach a difficult moment in United States history. They discuss the use of documentary films and television, as well as Internet-based platforms such as YouTube. They argue that new media that serve as…
Descriptors: Documentaries, Films, Archives, United States History
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Crocco, Margaret; Cramer, Judith – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
This paper, which won a best paper award at the 2004 annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, is a report of findings related to the introduction of technology in a course, entitled Women of the World, in a master's degree program in the teaching of social studies. Recent academic research and journalistic…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Females, Gender Differences, Social Studies