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