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Shuttleworth, Jay M.; Patterson, Timothy – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2020
The American media has historically favored conservative critiques when reporting about national history exam results. Utilizing the frameworks of critical media studies and collective memory, this mixed methods study analyzes the media responses to the 2014 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) United States history exam. Findings…
Descriptors: Criticism, News Reporting, Tests, United States History
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Dack, Hilary; Triplett, Nicholas – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2020
This longitudinal qualitative multicase study of social studies teachers' implementation of differentiation examined two educators' experiences as teacher candidates and beginning teachers, drawing upon theoretical perspectives of novice teacher appropriation of pedagogies across learning-to-teach settings. The study's first phase explored how…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Social Studies, Individualized Instruction
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Wanders, Frank H. K.; van der Veen, Ineke; Dijkstra, Anne Bert; Maslowski, Ralf – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2020
This study examined the association between teacher-student and student-student relationships on societal involvement in Dutch primary and secondary schools. In addition, it studied differences in the effects of teacher-student relationships and student-student relationships among students from various parental backgrounds on societal involvement,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Foreign Countries, Correlation, Elementary School Teachers
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Hong, Hyeri; Hamot, Gregory E. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2020
Using data on secondary school social studies teachers (n = 6,702) from the Survey of the Status of Social Studies (S4), a multilevel model, and an Item Response Theory (IRT) analysis, this study examined the associations of state testing policy and school characteristics on secondary social studies teachers' instructional autonomy as it relates…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, State Standards, State Policy, Social Studies
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Kissling, Mark T.; Bell, Jonathan T. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2020
We live in ecological crisis. While understanding the human-made crisis requires scientific expertise, addressing it requires active, informed citizens. Thus, the crisis is a matter for the field of social studies education, the subject area foremost tasked with teaching students to become effective citizens of their many communities. However,…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Climate, Environmental Education, Secondary Education
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Geller, Rebecca Cooper – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2020
Quality civic education is often understood as involving discussions of controversial social and political issues, a task made more difficult for teachers amidst the kind of political polarization that characterizes the current political climate. This study explores high school social studies teachers' thinking and sensemaking related to…
Descriptors: Ethics, Civics, Citizenship Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Hahn, Carole L. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2020
This study explores how globalization, migration, and citizenship education intersect in four northwest European democracies. In this study of secondary schools serving students from immigrant backgrounds in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (England and Scotland), I interviewed teachers and students and observed…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Immigration
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Clay, Kevin L.; Rubin, Beth C. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2020
In communities historically shaped by processes of "de jure" and "de facto" segregation; police repression; and lack of access to equitable housing, jobs, and labor-rights, young people find very little of this content reflected in their school-based learning. These societal "civics lessons" indicate the need to move…
Descriptors: Civics, Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Minority Group Students
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Chong, Eric Kingman; Sant, Edda; Davies, Ian – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2020
The dynamic of how civic education is framed during turbulent periods is illuminated through analysis of three Hong Kong official civic education curriculum guidelines (1985, 1996, 2012). Guidelines are publicly available, officially sanctioned statements of purpose that have particular relevance for education professionals and are used around the…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Guidelines, Political Attitudes
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Conrad, Jenni – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2020
This case study aims to expand our understanding of controversial issues teaching and teacher disclosure by illustrating how one "out" gay/queer high school teacher approaches and experiences disclosure with the National Day of Silence (DoS), a yearly event focused on increasing awareness of LGBTQ voices and concerns in schools. Using…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Controversial Issues (Course Content), Self Disclosure (Individuals), LGBTQ People
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Wills, John S. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2019
This study investigated how racism was represented in a unit on civil rights in three 11th-grade U.S. history classes. Using qualitative methods, I observed classroom lessons in three teachers' classes, collected curriculum and student work, and interviewed teachers and students to document and explain how racism was represented during the Civil…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Civil Rights, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Keegan, Patrick – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2019
Civic education is critical to the preparation of migrant youth for democratic living by instilling in them a sense of belonging to the polity. However, liberal conceptions of the citizen as a rational individual actor do not explain the relationship between emotions and belonging or how affective boundaries can limit civic participation. This…
Descriptors: Migrants, Citizen Participation, Muslims, Fear
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Sabzalian, Leilani – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2019
Indigenous studies complicates and advances existing notions of citizenship education, in particular, by making visible ongoing legacies of colonialism and foregrounding Indigenous sovereignty. In this article, the author examines how the erasure of Indigenous citizenship, nationhood, and sovereignty permeates multicultural citizenship education.…
Descriptors: American Indians, Tribal Sovereignty, Multicultural Education, Citizenship Education
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Johnson, Marcus Wayne – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2019
What it means to be a citizen for groups such as children and African Americans remains a contested, abstract, and evasive concept. This article seeks to gain a greater understanding of citizenship education by injecting the voices of young Black male students who are talked to and talked about but rarely asked to contribute to citizenship…
Descriptors: African American Students, Grade 1, Grade 2, Elementary School Students
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Colley, Lauren – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2019
There are multiple benefits to women's history, including identifying women's experiences as historically significant and recognizing the variety of perspectives of historical actors. Engaging students with resources on women's history requires teachers to be prepared to deal with students' misconceptions and feelings about gender and feminism.…
Descriptors: Females, History, Feminism, Gender Issues
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