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Howard, Jay R. – Teaching Sociology, 2010
The teaching and learning movement in sociology in general and within the American Sociological Association specifically has a surprisingly long history. This history can be divided into three periods of activity: early efforts (1905 to 1960), innovation and implementation (1960 to 1980), and the institutionalization of gains (1980 to 2009).…
Descriptors: Sociology, Educational Development, Educational History, Introductory Courses
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Spalter-Roth, Roberta; Senter, Mary Scheuer; Stone, Pamela; Wood, Michael – Teaching Sociology, 2010
With the support of the National Science Foundation, the American Sociological Association conducted a longitudinal survey of sociology majors from the class of 2005, following them from senior year into careers or graduate school. The first part of this article provides a context for the results from the What Can I Do with a Bachelor's Degree in…
Descriptors: College Students, Sociology, Majors (Students), Longitudinal Studies
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Persell, Caroline Hodges – Teaching Sociology, 2010
In 2001, the American Sociological Association launched a task force to articulate learning goals for an introduction to sociology course and design an advanced high school sociology curriculum that could also be a model for introductory sociology courses in colleges and universities. This research note describes one of several efforts to validate…
Descriptors: Social Life, Sociology, Introductory Courses, Curriculum Design
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Keesler, Venessa A.; Fermin, Baranda J.; Schneider, Barbara – Teaching Sociology, 2008
In 2001, the governing council of the American Sociological Association (ASA) appointed Professor Caroline Persell of New York University to launch a task force with the goal of creating an advanced high school sociology curriculum that would also be a model for introductory sociology courses in colleges and universities. The principle goal of the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Sociology, Course Evaluation, Advanced Courses
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Andriot, Angie L. – Teaching Sociology, 2007
Academic sociologists have recently increased their focus on improving high school sociology. Reform efforts include networking between teachers and universities, improving curriculum, and enhancing teacher training. I propose that this list be expanded to include setting curricular standards. Current trends in educational reform center on…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Undergraduate Study, Advanced Placement, Educational Change
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DeCesare, Michael – Teaching Sociology, 2005
A neglected part of the history of teaching sociology is the history of teaching high school sociology. The American Sociological Association's centennial in 2005 affords sociologists an opportunity to reflect on the teaching of sociology--anywhere and everywhere that it happens. In the spirit of contributing to the history of teaching sociology…
Descriptors: Social Problems, High Schools, Current Events, Citizenship Education
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DeCesare, Michael – Teaching Sociology, 2005
High school teachers of sociology have long been neglected by academic sociologists and the ASA. Recent developments are encouraging, however. In 2001, the ASA appointed a Task Force on the Advanced Placement Course for Sociology in High School, and "Teaching Sociology" has published three articles on high school sociology since that…
Descriptors: Sociology, Secondary School Teachers, Public School Teachers, Teacher Background