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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Social Studies Today: Research and Practice inspires educators to think
freshly and knowingly about social studies education in the early years of the
twenty first century. Written by the field’s leading scholars, this collection
provokes readers to consider the relationship of research and practice as they
think through some of the most interesting challenges that animate social
studies education today.
Contributors to this volume include luminaries like James Banks, Carole Hahn,
Keith Barton, Geneva Gay, Steve Thornton, Linda Levstik, Sam Wineburg, Fred
Newmann and more. Each chapter tackles a specific issue and includes discussion
of topics such as teaching history, learning tolerance, assessment,
globalization, children’s literature, culturally relevant pedagogy, and
teaching about genocide. Walter Parker not only pulled these chapters together
but also contributes two of his own---both of which are sure to be cited as key
works of this era.
Accessible, compelling, and full of rich examples and illustrations, this
collection showcases some of the most original thinking in the field and offers
pre- and in-service teachers alike new ways to improve social studies