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Inside the Social Studies Classroom

reviewed by Jane C. Chauvin - March 12, 2009

coverTitle: Inside the Social Studies Classroom
Author(s): Jere Brophy, Janet Alleman and Barbara Knighton
Publisher: Routledge, New York
ISBN: 0805855726, Pages: 301, Year: 2008
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The search for the perfect methodology for social studies classrooms goes on year after year. With the major classroom emphasis on reading and mathematics, social studies is often relegated to a mere 40 minutes a day, three days a week, or less. Teacher education candidates receive at most one class in methods of teaching social studies content; and then, this one methods course is often combined with another subject area (social studies and science, social studies and literacy, etc.). This is totally inadequate to prepare new teachers for their roles as social studies instructors. Many experts in the social studies field have attempted to “fill this gap” in the social studies education of new and not-so-new teachers. In the book, Inside the Social Studies Classroom, Brophy, Alleman and Knighton attempt to share the outcomes of research that they have conducted focusing on the analysis of exemplary methods of social studies... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 12, 2009
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15590, Date Accessed: 7/30/2021 5:59:53 AM

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