The Importance Of Teaching Social Issues

Author: Samuel Totten
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317657675
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The Importance Of Teaching Social Issues. John Dewey’s My Pedagogical Creed outlined his beliefs in regard to teaching and learning. In this volume, prominent contemporary teacher educators such as Diana Hess, Geneva Gay and O.L. Davis follow in Dewey’s footsteps, articulating their own pedagogical creeds as they relate to educating about social issues. Through personal stories, each contributor reveals the major concerns, tenets, and interests behind their own teaching and research, including the experiences underlying their motivation to explore social issues via the school curriculum. Rich with biographical detail, The Importance of Teaching Social Issues combines diverse voices from curriculum theory, social studies education, science education, and critical theory, providing a unique volume relevant for today’s teachers and education scholars.

Social Issues

Author: Vonessa L. Toczynski
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Social Issues. I began this qualitative case study on art activism in the Art Education classroom because I wanted to find the benefits of employing an activist curriculum in an art classroom. I also wanted to learn methods and strategies for this type of teaching. I choose two middle school art teachers and seventy of their sixth and seventh grade students in six of their art classes. Both teachers had been teaching for over five years and said they incorporated social issues and contemporary art, as well as encouraged activism in their art room. In this study, I was an observer participant and collected data through semi-structured interviews with teachers and students, observations, and student artwork. My findings suggested that a critical pedagogy framework allowed for a democratic classroom, with freedom for students to work as a team with the educator; the teacher was not a dictator, but a mentor. A sense of comfort and respect was formed between teacher and student through humor and the teacher "being real," which refers to the teachers' honesty, opinion sharing, and openness to allow students into their own personal lives. This type of teaching also addressed social issues through contemporary art, and how, as activists, students can promote change now and in their future as prospering citizens. The teachers at both middle schools also were teaching based on their own strengths, sharing knowledge of certain subject matter, creating their own meaningful artwork they shared with students, and accentuating their strong points as they delivered their lessons and ideas to students. My research supported the above ideas. Uncovering these methods and strategies used to teach in this manner may encourage other teachers to begin to open up to the world of contemporary art, social issues, and activism to benefit student learning.

Controversial History Education In Asian Contexts

Author: Mark Baildon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135014213
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Controversial History Education In Asian Contexts. This book examines both history textbook controversies AND teaching historical controversy in Asian contexts. The different perspectives provided by the book’s authors offer numerous insights, examples, and approaches for understanding historical controversy to provide a practical gold mine for scholars and practitioners. The book provides case studies of history textbook controversies ranging from treatments of the Nanjing Massacre to a comparative treatment of Japanese occupation in Vietnamese and Singaporean textbooks to the differences in history textbooks published by secular and Hindu nationalist governments in India. It also offers a range of approaches for teaching historical controversy in classrooms. These include Structured Academic Controversy, the use of Japanese manga, teaching controversy through case studies, student facilitated discussion processes, and discipline-based approaches that can be used in history classrooms. The book’s chapters will help educational researchers and curricularists consider new approaches for curriculum design, curriculum study, and classroom research.

Researching And Teaching Social Issues

Author: Samuel Totten
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739107270
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Researching And Teaching Social Issues. Researching and Teaching Social Issues is comprised of original personal essays in which noted professors of education of the last half of the twentieth century delineate the genesis and evolution of their thought and work in the field of social issues and education. In relating their personal stories, the authors discuss, among other issues in their work, their perceptions of the field, their major contributions, their current endeavors, and the legacy they think they will possibly leave upon completion of their careers.

Social Science Learning In Schools

Author: Poonam Batra
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 8132105370
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Social Science Learning In Schools. Social Science Learning in Schools: Perspective and Challenges locates the teaching and learning of social science within the larger perspective and aims of education. It emphasizes the need to take the teaching of social science beyond the confines of contemporary ideological debates, into the realm of pedagogical theory. It presents critical perspectives on curriculum design, textbook development and social science pedagogy. Discussions on pedagogy are situated in analyses of Eklayva's social science textbooks which were in use for over 15 years in government schools in Madhya Pradesh. The book explores the integral role of the teacher, importance of textbooks, and methods of social science enquiry in school teaching-learning. It interrogates integrated approaches to social science education, and notions of nationalism and identity. The book will serve as a seminal social science text for Indian elementary teacher education programmes. University departments of education, research institutions, NGOs and development organisations working in education, literacy and child development will find it an invaluable elementary education resource.

Values And Education

Author: Thomas Magnell
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042006331
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Values And Education. This book presents eighteen essays on education and values drawn from the 21st Conference on Value Inquiry. The studies deal with moral education, multicultural education, liberal education in a liberal state, practical issues of curricular development, and teaching and learning as the two sides of education. Educational conditions and reforms in Italy, Canada, and the United States are discussed. The book offers valuable ideas for reflection to anyone with an interest in formal education or a love of lifelong learning.

Social Studies Teacher Education

Author: Christopher C. Martell
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1641130482
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Social Studies Teacher Education. Over the past decade, the world has experienced a major economic collapse, the increasing racial inequity and highprofile police killings of unarmed Black and Brown people, the persistence of global terrorism, a largescale refugee crisis, and the negative impacts of global warming. In reaction to social instability, there are growing populist movements in the United States and across the world, which present major challenges for democracy. Concurrently, there has been a rise of grassroots political movements focused on increasing equity in relation to race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and religion. The role of social studies teachers in preparing the next generation of democratic citizens has never been more important, and the call for more social studies teacher educators to help teachers address these critical issues only gets louder. This volume examines how teacher educators are (or are not) supporting beginning and experienced social studies teachers in such turbulent times, and it offers suggestions for moving the field forward by better educating teachers to address growing local, national, and global concerns. In their chapters, authors in social studies education present research with implications for practice related to the following topics: race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration, religion, disciplinary literacy, global civics, and social justice. This book is guided by the following overarching questions: What can the research tell us about preparing and developing social studies teachers for an increasingly complex, interconnected, and rapidly changing world? How can we educate social studies teachers to “teach against the grain” (CochranSmith, 1991, 2001b), centering their work on social justice, social change, and social responsibility?

Practice What You Teach

Author: Bree Picower
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415895391
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Practice What You Teach. "Many teachers enter the profession with a desire to "make a difference." But given who most teachers are, where they come from, and what pressure they feel to comply with existing school policies, how can they take up this charge? Practice What You Teach follows three different groups of educators to explore the challenges of developing and supporting teachers' sense of social justice and activism at various stages of their careers: White pre-service teachers typically enrolled in most teacher education programs, a group of new teachers attempting to integrate social justice into their teaching, and experienced educators who see their teaching and activism as inextricably linked. Teacher educator Bree Picower delves into each of these group's triumphs and challenges, providing strategies and suggestions for all teachers along with her in-depth analysis. By understanding all these challenges, pre-service and in-service teachers, along with teacher educators, will be in a better position to develop the kind of political analysis that lays the foundation for teacher activism. This timely resource helps prepare and support all educators to stand up for equity and justice both inside and outside of the classroom and offers a more nuanced portrait of what the struggle to truly "make a difference" looks like"-- Provided by publisher.

Education And Society

Author: Joseph I. Zajda
Publisher: James Nicholas Publishers
ISBN: 1875408347
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Education And Society. Education and Society (third edition) is a completely new edition of this popular text. In fifteen wholly new chapters, the authors, outstanding educators, writers and leaders in their particular fields, focus on questions which have a highly current relevance for students of education in 2001 and beyond. Future teachers for our twenty-first century will read chapters which deal with such key issues as education for active citizenship, democracy and education, social identity, conflict and education for peace, social class in children's lives, reconciliation and multiculturalism, Asian values and human rights, minority school settings, marketing schools, gender and ethnicity and achievement, Information Technology, education and new literacies and issues arising from emerging technology-society relations in cyberspace and information technology dependence. The new edition of Education and Society (third edition) complements the excellent selection of chapters in Education and Society and can be used in conjunction with the earlier edition, in order to offer students a wide and stimulating introduction and overview to the major issues in the debate over the relationship between the school and the social and economic and political institutions which surround it. inc.

Issues In Art And Design Teaching

Author: Nicholas Addison
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415266697
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Issues In Art And Design Teaching. Arguing for a critical approach to art and design curriculum, this volume draws together a range of ethical and pedagogical issues for trainee and newly qualified teachers of art and design, in both primary and secondary schools.