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Duffield, Stacy; Wageman, Justin; Hodge, Angela – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2013
A causal-comparative, mixed methods design was used to study a partnership between a university and school district formed with the goal of improving history teachers' United States history content knowledge to raise student engagement and achievement. Data were collected from middle and high school history teachers including teacher interviews,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, United States History
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Journell, Wayne; Buchanan, Lisa Brown – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2013
This study describes one high school civics teacher's use of film as a way to improve his students' understanding of politics. Using episodes of "The West Wing," an award-winning political drama, over the course of a semester, the teacher was able to create an authentic context for political instruction that allowed his students to practice…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Teaching Methods, High School Students
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Beltramo, J. Luciano; Duncheon, Julia C. – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2013
As political and economic systems of the world become increasingly globalized, education systems in developed nations have established standardized curriculum. Meanwhile, opposing interpretations of globalization, neoliberalism and progressivism, have inspired the growth of different paradigmatic models for global education. Grounded in…
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Social Studies, Global Education, Content Analysis
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Anderson, Carl B. – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2013
This textual analysis is a collective case study of K-12 United States History content standards in light of how they represent the historical experiences of African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement. The study uses a multi-perspective critical conceptual framework to evaluate the standards for nine state-level polities on both the…
Descriptors: United States History, Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, African Americans
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Mayo, J. B., Jr.; Sheppard, Maia – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2012
In this article, the authors highlight connections between research on Two Spirit Native Americans and standard social studies curriculum. Two Spirit is a Pan-Indian term describing Native Americans who believe they embody both masculine and feminine characteristics/traits in one physical body. Findings from this research expand the field's…
Descriptors: American Indians, Social Studies, Homosexuality, Socialization
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Marri, Anand R.; Gaudelli, William; Cohen, Aviv; Siegel, Brad; Wylie, Scott; Crocco, Margaret S.; Grolnick, Maureen – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2012
This study sought to identify content on the federal budget, national debt, and budget deficit in the 12 most commonly used high school and college-level economics textbooks. Our systematic review of these sources leads to two key findings: (1) Textbooks are similar in how they represent fiscal policy yet treat the federal budget, deficit, and…
Descriptors: Financial Policy, Textbook Content, Debt (Financial), Textbooks
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Misco, Thomas; Hamot, Gregory E. – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2012
Curriculum consonance between social studies teacher education programs and field placements poses a perennial problem to social studies teacher educators and their students. This study explores the types of cooperating teacher placements experienced by preservice social studies teachers during their pre-student teaching field experiences…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Student Teaching, Cooperating Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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King, LaGarrett J.; Davis, Christopher; Brown, Anthony L. – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2012
This paper proposes that as a way to broaden the theoretical and historical context of social studies foundational literature and curriculum history, attention must be given to issues of race and racism related the experiences of African Americans. First, race and racism should be used as an analytical tool to examine longstanding foundations…
Descriptors: African American History, African Americans, United States History, Social Studies
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Metzger, Scott Alan – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2012
This case study explores potential educational tensions in historical empathy for learning about emotionally difficult topics through lessons that use dramatic feature films (movies). It investigates one case of historical empathy in the classroom by analyzing what a high-school teacher and her students do and talk about in class. The observed…
Descriptors: Caring, War, Films, Empathy
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Mangram, Jeffery A.; Weber, Rachel L. – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2012
Using data from a six-month qualitative study, this article examines how four secondary Social Studies teachers made meaning of music, and how those perspectives informed their pedagogical choices regarding music in their classrooms. Specifically, this article analyzes three ways the teachers talked about, viewed and incorporated music in their…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Music, Professional Training, Primary Sources
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Garcia, Jesus; Madden, Robert – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2012
This study examined the portrayal of African Americans and Latinos over a twelve-year time period (1997-2008) at National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) annual meetings. NCSS was selected because it is the largest organization responsible for social studies education in America's schools. Like U.S. history textbooks, the authors assumed…
Descriptors: History, Social Studies, Conferences (Gatherings), Textbooks
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Field, Sherry L.; Bauml, Michelle; Wilhelm, Ron W.; Jenkins, Joelle – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2012
This qualitative content analysis was conducted to determine how Mexico and Mexican people are portrayed in contemporary U.S. elementary social studies textbooks. Three textbooks from each of three major publishers were analyzed. Findings are presented in five sections: images and photographs, holidays, Mexican people and heroes, contested…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mexicans, Cultural Awareness, Primary Education
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Chandler, Thomas; Marri, Anand R. – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2012
This collective case study examined how three educators (a high school social studies teacher, a university social studies teacher educator, and minister teaching an adult population) used a multimedia based curriculum guide, "Teaching the Levees", to teach about climate change to examine public priorities in relation to the environment.…
Descriptors: Climate, Fuels, Social Studies, Public Policy
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Choi, Yoonjung; Choi, Minsik – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2012
This study investigated the influence of cross-cultural learning experiences on Korean preservice social studies teachers' global perspectives development. Social studies preservice teachers in a large woman's university in Korea participated in a cross-cultural learning course, which focused on critical understanding of globalization and global…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Global Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Swartz, Ellen E. – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2012
This qualitative study examines the distinguishing themes of cultural responsiveness in state- and federally-derived document-based learning materials. Two data sources--"Teaching with Documents" articles in Social Education and Document Based Questions on New York State 11th-grade U.S. History and Government Regents exams--were examined…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, United States History, Social Studies, Grade 11
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