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Perspectives on Social Studies Teacher Education

Thu Nov 29 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Columbus H, Ballroom Level, East Tower

Erin Adams, Kennesaw State University

Hidden in Plain Sight: Museum Educators Role in Social Studies Teacher Professional Development


This paper reports on Y2/3-year project to assess historic site-based teacher PD programs. Exceptionally large shifts in teacher experiences from Y1 were attributable to changes instigated by Y1 assessment. Herein we examine the influence of the assessment on museum educators' conceptual understanding of their roles as social studies teacher educators.
Christine Baron, Teachers College, Columbia University; Sherri Sklarwitz, Tufts University; Hyeyoung Bang, Bowling Green State University; Nicholas Coddington, Teachers College, Columbia University


What should I teach? Examining a methods exercise for making subject matter choices


Scholars stress the importance of strengthening novice teachers' subject matter knowledge within the context of teaching, but few studies investigate the impact of specific strategies. Motivated by experiences with our own teacher candidates, this qualitative action research study investigated the impact of a researcher-designed task on participants' content choices.
Rebecca Mueller, University of South Carolina Upstate; Emma Thacker, James Madison University; Lauren Colley, University of Alabama


Towards a Practice-Based Framework of Teaching for Justice: Interactive Read-Alouds and Deliberation


This paper argues for the need to more clearly envision a practice-based, justice-oriented, approach to social studies teacher education. We engaged in a critical reflective process to identify two high leverage practices (HLPs) within social studies education, interactive read alouds and facilitating class deliberations, that emphasize teaching for social justice.
Marie Heath, Loyola University Maryland


Fad or Future?: Core Practices in Social Studies Teacher Education

Discussant:Kristy Brugar, University of Oklahoma

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