Studying Social Studies: Using Personal Narratives to Explore the Shifting Social Studies Curriculum
AuthorTejeda, Victoria Alexandria
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe social studies curriculum has been shifting and developing since the inception of the subject itself. Current trends continue to move toward more inclusion of previously excluded cultures, religions, and experiences, as well as a more student-centered curriculum. This has not been a smooth transition, however, as some attempts continue to seem inadequate and others are met with continued conservative backlash. This thesis examines this shifting curriculum through the lens of well-remembered events from time spent as a student and a student teacher in social studies classrooms. An analysis of these experiences and related literature leads to an investigation of the possible implications for teachers and teacher education programs.
Degree ProgramHonors College