Teacher Education Quarterly

Teacher Education Quarterly is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 1, Winter

Adventures in Critical Pedagogy: A Lesson in U.S. History
Introduction When I became a U.S. history teacher in a public high school, I was plunged headlong into the challenge of teaching for critical democratic citizenship in a system of public education focused upon standardization, accountability, and...
Democracy Denied: Learning to Teach History in Elementary School
Introduction Although No Child Left Behind (NCLB) appears to disregard the teaching of social studies, it should not be assumed that teaching and learning in these content areas is of little importance. Prior to NCLB, discussions over social studies...
Developing Involved and Active Citizens: The Role of Personal Practical Theories and Action Research in a Standards-Based Social Studies Classroom
As a social studies program coordinator at a regional-sized institution, I typically have between 20-25 preservice candidates enrolled in my annual undergraduate methods course. However, I usually have only one to two in-service candidates each year...
Does Critical Pedagogy Work with Privileged Students?
Several years ago, one of the authors got his first job as a university-level instructor. He taught a teacher education social foundations course at a large public university in Los Angeles. Having been immersed in the canon of critical pedagogy, he...
Education for Democracy: It Is Not an Issue of Dare; It Is an Issue of Can
This article operates under the assumption that social studies teachers must teach for democracy, as democracy is not something that occurs or maintains without citizens who have the capacities and demeanors for democratic renewal and growth. In an...
Fahrenheit 9/11 in the Classroom
The protruding nail gets hammered down --Japanese proverb The polarized political mood engendered by the most sharply partisan Presidential election campaigns in recent memory has had an especially deleterious effect on the image of public education....
Guest Editors' Introduction-Social Studies Teacher Education: Dare We Teach for Democracy?
Social studies education and the preparation of social studies teachers is a highly contested arena. A key issue social studies educators continually wrestle with is whether social studies education should promote a brand of citizenship that is adaptive...
Interpreting Democratic Images: Secondary Students' Reading of Visual Texts
Today's youth are the first to always have computers, to have nearly continuous access to television, to host blogs, and to use cell phones for multiple forms of communication. They have been called digital natives as they have never lived without...
Media Literacy Education in the Social Studies: Teacher Perceptions and Curricular Challenges
Introduction Despite the pervasiveness of U.S. media at home and abroad, the U.S. lags behind a number of countries in the study and practice of media literacy education in middle and high schools (Kubey, 2003; Megee, 1997). Media literacy education...
Social Studies and the Social Order: Telling Stories of Resistance
For a century, the field of social studies has told a story that has framed its function and situated its identity within the broader narrative of America's cultural order. The narrative of social studies has been structured by significant tensions...
Social Studies, Social Justice: W(h)ither the Social Studies in High-Stakes Testing?
Introduction High-stakes, standardized tests have become ubiquitous in public education in the United States. Teachers across the country are feeling the intensified pressures from high-stakes testing policies and are responding to these pressures...
Unsafe Waters, Stolen Sisters, and Social Studies: Troubling Democracy and the Meta-Narrative of Universal Citizenship
There is a propensity, when considering the meaning(s) of citizenship, to think in terms of universality and equality rather than difference and inequity (Arnot, 2006; Hall, 2000). In a North American context, citizenship often operates as a taken...