Category Archives: Social Studies

Remarks for Book Symposium on Schooling Corporate Citizens

Ron Evans has written an impressive series of books that critically examine school reform in the United States, with a specific emphasis on the impact of those reforms on social studies, civics, and democratic education.  In January 2015, I had … Continue reading

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Peter Seixas talk: Dangerous indeed: A response to Wayne Ross’ “Courage of hopelessness”

Date: Friday, February 26th 2016 Venue: Scarfe Room 310 Time: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Title: Dangerous indeed: A response to Wayne Ross’ “Courage of hopelessness” Speaker: Dr. Peter Seixas, Professor, EDCP Light lunch served at noon outside Scarfe room 310. … Continue reading

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Reassessing the Social Studies Curriculum: Preparing Students for a Post-9/11 World

Wayne Journell, secondary social studies education professor at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has put together a new book on social studies in a post-9/11 world. The book, to be published by Rowman & Littlefield next year, examines social studies … Continue reading

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Master/Slave questions … for teachers (and others)

Rich Gibson, guest blogger, presents some starter questions that few teachers are willing to ask in serious ways.  What is it to be free, fulfilled, and confident that you will be able to meet your human potential?  Are we free? Are … Continue reading

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Students and Teachers! The Unasked Question: Why Have School?

Rich Gibson, guest blogger, asks Why Have School? Dear Students and School Workers, Perhaps you can challenge your friends, teachers, and colleagues, or maybe torment the worst one, with a little exercise I use at the beginning of every class: … Continue reading

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Teaching and the ideology of neutrality

This week, in my course on secondary social studies curriculum, we discussed various ideological stances toward curriculum. Predictably, the issue of “neutrality” in social studies teaching came up. Indeed, my students reported that as part of their professional preparation in … Continue reading

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Reforming Academic Labor, Resisting Imposition, K12 and Higher Education (Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, No. 25)

New Workplace Issue #25 Reforming Academic Labor, Resisting Imposition, K12 and Higher Education Writing About Academic Labour Joss Winn Survival in the New Corporatized Academy: Resisting the Privatization of Higher Education Ellen Boesenberg The Radical Keynes: An Appraisal Carlo Fanelli “A … Continue reading

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Schooling Corporate Citizens: A Conversation with Ronald W. Evans

Fireside Chat with Ron Evans on Education Reform, Social Studies, and Democratic Citizenship, Hosted By E. Wayne Ross  This conservation with Ron Evans was conducted in the plenary session of the 2015 retreat of College and University Faculty Assembly of National … Continue reading

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Ursula K. Le Guin on art, freedom, and the dangers of capitalism

Ursula K. Le Guin’s acceptance speech at the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 65th National Book Awards on November 19, 2014 – simply, eloquently describes the commodification of art and the destructive effects … Continue reading

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Cultural Logic Releases Three Volumes of Critical Scholarship In One Day

Cultural Logic has just announced an epic launch of three volumes of critical scholarship addressing a wide range of issues. Cultural Logic, which has been on-line since 1997, is a open access, non-profit, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that publishes essays, interviews, … Continue reading

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