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The Wiley Handbook of Social Studies Research

ISBN: 978-1-118-76883-9
656 pages
March 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Wiley Handbook of Social Studies Research is a wide-ranging resource on the current state of social studies education. This timely work not only reflects on the many recent developments in the field, but also explores emerging trends.
  • This is the first major reference work on social studies education and research in a decade
  • An in-depth look at the current state of social studies education and emerging trends
  • Three sections cover: foundations of social studies research, theoretical and methodological frameworks guiding social studies research, and current trends and research related to teaching and learning social studies
  • A state-of-the-art guide for both graduate students and established researchers
  • Guided by an advisory board of well-respected scholars in social studies education research
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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors vii

Foreword xvi

Acknowledgments xviii

1 Introduction to the Wiley Handbook of Social Studies Research 1
Meghan McGlinn Manfra and Cheryl Mason Bolick

Section I: Foundations of Social Studies Research 7

2 A Concise Historiography of the Social Studies 9
Stephen J. Thornton

3 The Intellectual History of the Social Studies 42
Thomas Fallace

4 Quantitative Research and Large?]Scale Secondary Analysis in Social Studies 68
Paul G. Fitchett and Tina L. Heafner

5 Qualitative Inquiry in Social Studies Research 95
Todd Dinkelman and Alexander Cuenca

6 Practitioner Research in the Social Studies: Findings from Action Research and Self-Study 132
Meghan McGlinn Manfra

7 Exemplars from the Field of Social Studies Education Research 168
Patricia G. Avery and Keith C. Barton

Section II: Frameworks Guiding Social Studies Research 189

8 Critical Theory(s) 191
Catherine Cornbleth

9 A Critical Race Theory Analysis of Social Studies Research, Theory and Practice 209
Oscar Navarro and Tyrone C. Howard

10 Gender and Feminist Scholarship in Social Studies Research: A Dynamic Theoretical Framework Living on the Edges 227
Chara Haeussler Bohan

11 Sexuality and Queer Theory in the Social Studies 254
J. B. Mayo, Jr.

12 Social Constructivism and Student Learning in Social Studies 270
Stephanie van Hover and David Hicks

13 Democratic Citizenship Education: Research Across Multiple Landscapes and Contexts 287
Antonio J. Castro and Ryan T. Knowles

Section III: Teaching and Learning Social Studies 319

14 Teaching and Learning about Controversial Issues and Topics in the Social Studies: A Review of the Research 321
Li?]Ching Ho, Paula McAvoy, Diana Hess, and Brian Gibbs

15 Disciplined Inquiry in Social Studies Classrooms 336
John W. Saye

16 Becoming an “Expert” Social Studies Teacher: What We Know about Teacher Education and Professional Development 360
Margaret Smith Crocco and Ellen Livingston

17 Children’s Learning and Understanding in their Social World 385
Anne?]Lise Halvorsen

18 Leveraging Literacy: Research on Critical Reading in the Social Studies 414
Ilene R. Berson, Michael J. Berson, Danielle V. Dennis, and Rebecca Lovering Powell

19 Emergent Bilinguals in the Social Studies 440
Cinthia S. Salinas, Noreen Naseem Rodríguez, and Brooke Blevins

20 The Problem of Knowing What Students Know: Classroom?]Based and Large?]Scale Assessment in Social Studies 461
S. G. Grant

21 Media and Social Studies Education 477
Jeremy D. Stoddard and Alan S. Marcus

22 The Diffusion of Technology into the Social Studies 499
Cheryl Mason Bolick

23 Global Education 518
David L. Grossman

24 Social Studies Scholarship Past, Present, and Future 569
Carole L. Hahn

Index 596

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Author Information

MEGHAN MCGLINN MANFRA is Associate Professor of Social Studies Education in the College of Education at North Carolina State University. Her research focuses on integrating action research into teacher professional development and the integration of digital history materials in secondary social studies education. She is a former high school history teacher. She is also the past chair of the National Council for the Social Studies' College and University Faculty Assembly and the American Educational Research Association's Social Studies Research Special Interest Group. She is co-editor of the technology section of Social Education. Dr. Manfra has contributed to many prestigious educational journals.

CHERYL MASON BOLICK is Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research emphasis is on social studies teacher education and the integration of technology in social studies education. Guiding students through historical inquiry with primary sources is at the core of her teaching and research. She is a former board member of the National Council for the Social Studies' College and University Faculty Assembly. She is co-author of a leading textbook in social studies education, Teaching Social Studies in the Middle and Secondary Classroom (6th edition, 2012). Dr. Bolick's research has been published in numerous major educational journals.

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