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Hutson, David J. – Teaching Sociology, 2017
While most sociology students are well prepared to think critically about inequalities involving race, gender, social class, and sexuality, the topics of body weight and health present some challenges for classroom discussion. Primarily, this is due to the body's status in contemporary society as simultaneously malleable (able to be changed) and…
Descriptors: Sociology, Body Weight, Social Discrimination, Obesity
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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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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
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