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Andrews, Gordon; Warren, Wilson J.; Brown, Sarah Drake – History Teacher, 2013
In April 2011, Congress slashed funding for a majority of programs tied to education. Several programs related to professional development for teachers did not survive. While cut severely--from $119 million in Fiscal Year 2010 to $46 million (a loss of $73 million or 61% of its funding)--Teaching American History (TAH) grants lived, albeit by…
Descriptors: College Instruction, History Instruction, Faculty Development, Grants
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Warren, Wilson J. – History Teacher, 2007
One of the great challenges for the Teaching American History (TAH) grant program is changing conventional K-12 history pedagogy. The literature is full of a myriad of complaints about the traditionally poor pedagogy of secondary school history teachers. History faculty are among the most severe critics. Yet their complaints are often fuzzy and…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), United States History, Teaching Methods, Grants
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Warren, Wilson J.; Memory, David M.; Bolinger, Kevin – History Teacher, 2004
Improving critical thinking--defined by one expert as "reasonable reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do"--has been a frequent topic in the writing of history educators at least since the early 1970s. Attitudes and interests do support higher-level thinking and, most importantly, knowledge used in carrying it out…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Learning Activities, United States History