Tag Archives: Social Studies

New Book: Rethinking Social Studies: Critical Pedagogy in Pursuit of Dangerous Citizenship

I’m please to announce the publication of my new book Rethinking Social Studies: Critical Pedagogy in Pursuit of Dangerous Citizenship (Information Age Publishing, 2017). The book is published as a volume in the series: Critical Constructions: Studies on Education and Society, … 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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Your social studies teacher is wrong, the United States is not a democracy

No, this is not some arcane argument about democratic versus republican forms of government. Rather it is the conclusion of what has been described as the first ever scientific study of the question of whether the United States is a … Continue reading

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Education for Dangerous Citizenship—powerpoint slides

I had a great time at the University of Texas, San Antonio this week, where I gave a talk as part of the Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Distinguished Lecture Series. The talk, titled “Education for Dangerous Citizenship”, drew from … Continue reading

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New book: Critical Theories, Radical Pedagogies, and Social Education

Critical Theories, Radical Pedagogies, and Social Education New Perspectives for Social Studies Education Edited by: Abraham P. DeLeon University of Texas, San Antonio, USA and E. Wayne Ross University of British Columbia, Canada Critical Theories, Radical Pedagogies, and Social Education: … Continue reading

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Detroit, America’s Most Epic Urban Failure

[Above image: “Detroit Industry” – Detroit Institute of Arts ( Diego Rivera ) – View 1, from DetroitDerek’s Flickr photostream.] Over the past decade or so, I’ve visited Detroit many times, so as I read Mark Binelli’s profile of this … Continue reading

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NCSS continues to advocate for government mandated high-stakes testing

Despite the research illustrating deleterious effects of high-stakes testing on teaching and learning, the National Council for the Social Studies continues to be an advocate for it. NCSS, the largest group of social studies education professionals in the world, and … Continue reading

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