Session 2.1: Is the Concept of Historical Significance "Significant" in the Preparation of History Teachers?


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This symposium explores the second-order concept of "historical significance." We examine how preservice teachers and teacher educators make sense of significance and consider its utility within our respective contexts.

Chair: David Hicks, Virginia Tech
Discussant: Stephanie van Hover, University of Virginia
  • Paper 1: Historical Significance: A Review of the Research
          Brian Miller, Loudoun County Public Schools
  • Paper 2: And Here Come the Presidents and Generals Alongside the Occasional Iconic Black (African American) and Woman: Preservice Teachers Thinking About Aignificance in U.S. & World History
          John Lee, North Carolina State; Adam Friedman, Wake Forest; Stephen Day, Carolina State
  • Paper 3: Research into Practice: Historical Significance & Teacher Education in the Commonwealth of Virginia
          Paul Yoder, University of Virginia; Aaron Johnson, Virginia Tech
  • Paper 4: Research into Practice: Historical Significance & Teacher Education in North Carolina
          Adam Friedman, Wake Forest; Stephen Day, North Carolina State; John Lee, North Carolina State
Time: 
Thu, 11/21/2013 - 9:30am - 10:45am
Room: 
America's Center 120
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