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Handbook of Research in Social Studies Education

by Linda S. (University of Kentucky, USA) Levstik

Handbook of Research in Social Studies Education Synopsis

This Handbook outlines the current state of research in social studies education - a complex, dynamic, challenging field with competing perspectives about appropriate goals, and on-going conflict over the content of the curriculum. Equally important, it encourages new research in order to advance the field and foster civic competence; long maintained by advocates for the social studies as a fundamental goal. In considering how to organize the Handbook, the editors searched out definitions of social studies, statements of purpose, and themes that linked (or divided) theory, research, and practices and established criteria for topics to include. Each chapter meets one or more of these criteria: research activity since the last Handbook that warrants a new analysis, topics representing a major emphasis in the NCSS standards, and topics reflecting an emerging or reemerging field within the social studies. The volume is organized around seven themes: Change and Continuity in Social Studies Civic Competence in Pluralist Democracies Social Justice and the Social Studies Assessment and Accountability Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines Information Ecologies: Technology in the Social Studies Teacher Preparation and Development The Handbook of Research in Social Studies is a must-have resource for all beginning and experienced researchers in the field.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780805855364
Publication date: 17th March 2008
Author: Linda S. (University of Kentucky, USA) Levstik
Publisher: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group an imprint of Taylor & Francis Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 404 pages
Categories: Teaching of a specific subject, Educational: Citizenship & social education, Sociology & anthropology,

About Linda S. (University of Kentucky, USA) Levstik

Linda S. Levstik is Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Kentucky. Her research on children's and adolescents' historical thinking in the United States, New Zealand, and Ghana appears in a number of journals, including Theory and Research in Social Education, Teachers College Record, The American Educational Research Journal, and The International Review of History Education as well as books. She is co-author with Keith C. Barton of Doing History: Investigating with Children in Elementary and Middle Schools 3rd Edition (Erlbaum, 2005) and Teaching History for the Common Good (Erlbaum, 2004). Prior to earning a Ph.D. ...

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