The third edition of The Social Studies Curriculum thoroughly updates the definitive overview of the primary issues teachers face when creating learning experiences for students in social studies. By connecting the diverse elements of the social studies curriculum—history education, civic, global, and social issues—the book offers a unique and critical perspective that separates it from other texts in the field. This edition includes new work on race, gender, sexuality, critical multiculturalism, visual culture, moral deliberation, digital technologies, teaching democracy, and the future of social studies education. In an era marked by efforts to standardize curriculum and teaching, this book challenges the status quo by arguing that social studies curriculum and teaching should be about uncovering elements that are taken for granted in our everyday experiences, and making them the target of inquiry.
E. Wayne Ross is Professor of Curriculum Studies at the University of British Columbia. He has written and edited many books, including (with Jeffrey W. Cornett and Gail McCutcheon) Teacher Personal Theorizing: Connecting Curriculum Practice, Theory, and Research, also published by SUNY Press.
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About the Author
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments Introduction: Social Studies Teachers and Curriculum E. Wayne Ross
Part I. Purposes of the Social Studies Curriculum
1. The Struggle for the Social Studies Curriculum E. Wayne Ross 2. Teaching History: A Constructivist Approach Michael Whelan 3. Oppression, Anti-Oppression, and Citizenship Education Kevin D. Vinson 4. The Future is Now: Social Studies in the World of 2056 Perry M. Marker
Part II. Social Issues and the Social Studies Curriculum
5. Defining the Social Studies Curriculum: Influence of and Resistance to Curriculum Standards and Testing in Social Studies Sandra Mathison, E. Wayne Ross, and Kevin D. Vinson 6. Racism, Prejudice, and the Social Studies Curriculum Jack L. Nelson and Valerie Ooka Pang 7. The Color of Social Studies: A Post-Social Studies Reality Check Frances V. Rains 8. Marxism and Critical Multicultural Social Studies Curry Malott and Marc Pruyn 9. Gender and Social Education: What’s the Problem? Margaret Smith Crocco
Part III. The Social Studies Curriculum in Practice
10. Struggling for Good Assessment in Social Studies Education Sandra Mathison and Kristi Fragnoli 11. Reading Pictures of People Walter Werner 12. “A World of Knowledge”: Social Education and Digital Technology Brenda Trofanenko 13. “Out” in the Classroom: Addressing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGTB) Issues in Social Studies Curriculum Kevin Jennings 14. Teaching Social Studies as if it Mattered: Young Children and Moral Deliberation Linda Farr Darling 15. Decolonizing the Mind for World-Centered Global Education Merry M. Merryfield and Binaya Subedi 16. Teaching Democracy: What Schools Need to Do Joseph Kahne and Joel Westheimer
Part IV. Conclusion
17. Remaking the Social Studies Curriculum E. Wayne Ross
List of Contributors Index