top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
The Social Studies Curriculum
Purposes, Problems, and Possibilites, Revised Edition
The Social Studies Curriculum
Click on image to enlarge

E. Wayne Ross - Editor
SUNY series, Theory, Research, and Practice in Social Education
Hardcover - 290 pages
Release Date: April 2001
ISBN10: 0-7914-4961-0
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-4961-5

Out of Print
Paperback - 290 pages
Release Date: April 2001
ISBN10: 0-7914-4962-9
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-4962-2

Out of Print
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...


A new and valuable synthesis of the issues affecting the social studies curriculum.

The newly revised edition of The Social Studies Curriculum presents the definitive overview of the primary issues facing teachers creating learning experiences for students in social studies. The book connects the diverse elements of the social studies curriculum--global education, social issues-centered education, and the roles of history, and the arts and sciences--thereby offering a unique and contemporary perspective, one that separates it from other texts used in today's social studies classrooms. Thoroughly updated, this edition includes new material on the use of literature in social studies classrooms, inclusive education, citizenship education, and the impact of standards and high stakes testing on social studies curriculum and pedagogy.

"E. Wayne Ross has assembled an impressive collection of scholars, scholar-activists, and teacher educators to rethink the purposes, problems, and possibilities of the social studies curriculum. This reevaluation is especially needed in light of escalating sociopolitical trends that are affecting teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms--trends such as curriculum standardization, standardized testing, rampaging racism and classicism, as well as recurring sexism and other forms of oppression. As a social educator I am committed to preparing social studies teachers who think of themselves as competent curriculum developers and caring instructors in pursuit of an excellent and equitable education for all of their students. The revised edition of The Social Studies Curriculum serves to reaffirm this commitment for me." -- Ceola Ross Baber, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Contributors include Jane Bernard-Powers, Terrie Epstein, Ronald Evans, Stephen C. Fleury, Rich Gibson, David Hursh, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Sandra Mathison, Merry Merryfield, Jack L. Nelson, Nel Noddings, Susan E. Noffke, Valerie Ooka Pang, Michael Peterson, Binaya Subedi, Kevin D. Vinson, and Michael Whelan.

E. Wayne Ross is Associate Professor in the School of Education and Human Development at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is the coeditor of Teacher Personal Theorizing: Connecting Curriculum Practice, Theory, and Research (also published by SUNY Press), and of Democratic Social Education: Social Studies for Social Change

Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents


Introduction to the Revised Edition

Social Studies Teachers and Curriculum
E.Wayne Ross

Part I: Purposes of the Social Studies Curriculum

1. The Struggle for the Social Studies Curriculum
E.Wayne Ross

2. Why the Study of History Should Be the Core of Social Studies Education
Michael Whelan

3.Oppression, Anti-Oppression, and Citizenship Education
Kevin D. Vinson

Part II: Social Issues and the Social Studies Curriculum

4. Defining the Social Studies Curriculum: The Influence of and Resistance to Curriculum Standards and Testing in Social Studies
Sandra Mathison, E.Wayne Ross, and Kevin D. Vinson

5. Whole Schooling: Implementing Progressive School Reform
Rich Gibson and J. Michael Peterson

6. Multicultural Social Studies: Schools as Places for Examining and Challenging Inequality
David W. Hursh

7. Racism, Prejudice, and the Social Studies Curriculum
Jack L. Nelson and Valerie Ooka Pang

8. Social Studies and Feminism
Nel Noddings

9. Gender in the Social Studies Curriculum
Jane Bernard-Powers

Part III: The Social Studies Curriculum in Practice

10. Crafting a Culturally Relevant Social Studies Approach
Gloria Ladson-Billings

11. Assessment in Social Studies: Moving Toward Authenticity
Sandra Mathison

12. Social Studies and the Arts
Terrie Epstein

13. Reclaiming Science for Social Knowledge
Stephen C. Fleury

14. Decolonizing the Mind for World-Centered Global Education
Merry M. Merryfield and Binaya Subedi

15. Teaching Social Issues: Implementing an Issues-Centered Curriculum
Ronald W. Evans

Part IV: Conclusion

16. Remaking the Social Studies Curriculum
E.Wayne Ross




Related Subjects

Related Titles

Triple Takes on Curricular Worlds
Triple Takes on Curricular Worlds
Children and Families
Children and Families "At Promise"
Empowering Ourselves and Transforming Schools
Empowering Ourselves and Transforming Schools
Culturally Contested Pedagogy
Culturally Contested Pedagogy
The Politics of Inquiry
The Politics of Inquiry
Disrupting Adult and Community Education
Disrupting Adult and Community Education
Alternative American Schools
Alternative American Schools
Laura and Jim and What They Taught Me About the Gap Between Educational Theory and Practice
Laura and Jim and What They Taught Me About the Gap Between Educational Theory and Practice
Governance and the Public Good
Governance and the Public Good
Speaking the Unpleasant
Speaking the Unpleasant