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Paino, Maria; Blankenship, Chastity; Grauerholz, Liz; Chin, Jeffrey – Teaching Sociology, 2012
This article updates and extends research by Baker and Chin, who tracked changes in studies published in Teaching Sociology from 1973 to 1983 (Baker) and 1984 to 1999 (Chin). The current study traces manuscripts published in "Teaching Sociology" from 2000 to 2009. We examine both who publishes in the journal and what gets published. In particular,…
Descriptors: Position Papers, Program Effectiveness, Sociology, Teaching Methods
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Bucher, Jacob – Teaching Sociology, 2012
This article covers the importance of creating and developing agency in community partners when engaging in community-based learning. Often when faculty incorporate service- or community-based learning into their classes, we measure the "learning" part but not the "service" or "community." Focusing more on the latter involves working "with"…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Community Education, College Students, Older Adults
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Friedman, Kathie; Rosenberg, Karen – Teaching Sociology, 2007
Teaching about intersecting, fluid and historically contingent identities has been taken up extensively within the sociology of race, class and gender and women's studies. Oddly, the case of Jewish women has been virtually left out of this robust literature. This article explores the challenges raised through teaching the course "Jewish Women in…
Descriptors: Jews, Females, Womens Studies, Sociology
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Bohmer, Susanne; Oka, Kayleen U. – Teaching Sociology, 2007
Affirmative action, a controversial topic about which students have many misconceptions, lends itself especially well to a sociological analysis. This paper describes an approach to teaching that: (1) informs students of different affirmative action programs; (2) gives them the opportunity to apply and integrate a variety of concepts and research…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Misconceptions, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models