The Status of Social Studies.pdf

The Status of Social Studies PDF

A volume in International Social Studies Forum: The Series
Series Editors Richard Diem, University of Texas at San Antonio
and Jeff Passe, Towson University
A team of researchers from 35 states across the country developed a survey designed to create a snapshot of
social studies teaching and learning in the United States. With over 12,000 responses, it is the largest survey
of social studies teachers in over three decades. We asked teachers about their curricular goals, their
methods of instruction, their use of technology, and the way they address the needs of English language
learners and students with disabilities. We gathered demographic data too, along with inquiries about the
teachers training, their professional development experiences, and even whether they serve as coaches.
The enormous data set from this project was analyzed by multiple research teams, each with its own chapter.
This volume would be a valuable resource for any professor, doctoral student, or Masters student examining the field of social studies education.
It is hard to imagine a research study, topical article, or professional development session concerning social studies that would not quote findings from
this book about the current status of social studies. With chapters on such key issues as the teaching of history, how teachers address religion, social
studies teachers use of technology, and how teachers adapt their instruction for students with disabilities or for English language learners, the books
content will immediately be relevant and useful.

Social Studies is a key tool in this changing world. It serves as the foundation of social development across the country. It acts as an agent of change which transforms an individual to be an

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