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ERIC Number: EJ949421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Racial Silences: Exploring and Incorporating Critical Frameworks in the Social Studies
Daniels, Emily A.
Social Studies, v102 n5 p211-220 2011
If we are to aim toward a genuine democracy, we must be willing to look at the uncomfortable topics that continue to sabotage what we aspire to as a society. This article aims to problematize the ways we conceive of and implement the social studies. To do so, I investigate the social studies in K-12 practice through critical theoretical lenses, including critical race theory (CRT), Latino critical theory (LatCrit) and tribal critical theory (TribalCrit). Various practical resources are offered for teachers to bring a deeper level of equity to the practice of the social studies. This article provides possibilities based in both theory and practice. I discuss critical frameworks, and then, after each section, I provide resources and links to examples of critical curricula that incorporate those standpoints into the classroom. This can lead to a critical awareness regarding the ways that our democracy has shortchanged many Americans as well as the initiative to work toward change in our classrooms and society. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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