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Democratic Education for Social Studies: An Issues Centered Decision Making Curriculum


reviewed by Todd Hawley - June 08, 2007

coverTitle: Democratic Education for Social Studies: An Issues Centered Decision Making Curriculum
Author(s): Anna S. Ochoa-Becker
Publisher: Information Age Publishing, Charlotte
ISBN: 1593115903 , Pages: 347, Year: 2007
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In a climate where standards-based educational reforms are commonplace, Democratic Education for Social Studies: An Issues-Centered Decision Making Curriculum is a powerful addition to the literature on curricula designed to develop democratic citizens and a socially just society. Ochoa-Becker’s second edition of Engle and Ochoa’s (1988) Education for Democratic Citizenship: Decision Making in the Social Studies is an excellent resource for teacher educators, administrators, and teachers interested in implementing a social studies curriculum designed to produce student-citizens capable of developing solutions for persistent social issues. While specifically written for social studies educators, it is well suited for anyone interested in the process of democratic education, in ways of promoting reflective and participatory global citizens, or in gaining a deeper understanding of different approaches to teaching social studies. Ochoa-Becker’s book is divided into two parts along with an epilogue and three appendices. Part One establishes a rationale for the issues-centered decision... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 08, 2007
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14513, Date Accessed: 12/5/2019 12:16:43 PM

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  • Todd Hawley
    University of Georgia
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    TODD S. HAWLEY is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Elementary and Social Studies Education at the University of Georgia. His research interests include social studies teacher education, rationale-based practice, and pedagogical decision-making.
 
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