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Review Of "Uncivil Rights: Teachers, Unions, And Race In The Battle For School Equity", Lindon Ratliff 2018 Mississippi State University

Review Of "Uncivil Rights: Teachers, Unions, And Race In The Battle For School Equity", Lindon Ratliff

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


Striking Back Against Corporate Education Reform: The 2012 Chicago Teachers Union Strike, Kurt Hilgendorf 2018 Chicago Teachers Union

Striking Back Against Corporate Education Reform: The 2012 Chicago Teachers Union Strike, Kurt Hilgendorf

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

The Chicago Teachers Union went on strike against the Chicago Pubilc Schools in September 2012. The strike was not just about teachers' pay and benefits. Rather, the strike was a response to more than 15 years of a the latest iteration of corporate school reform. This essay situates the 2012 Chicago teachers' strike in the legal and policy contexts for corporate school reform in Chicago and Illinois and assesses the strike's outcomes locally and nationally. The strike was the largest teacher-led response to corporate school reform to date. It catalyzed a larger national conversation about the nature of school ...


The Relentless Attack On Teachers: Andrew Hartman Interviews Mark Naison, Andrew Hartman 2018 Illinois State University

The Relentless Attack On Teachers: Andrew Hartman Interviews Mark Naison, Andrew Hartman

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

Mark Naison, Professor of African American Studies at Fordham University, has become one of the foremost outspoken critics of the so-called education reform movement. In this interview, Naison discusses the problems with the movement, the effect its had on the profession of teaching, and what is to be done.


The Hidden Curriculum Of Teach For America, Andrew Hartman 2018 Illinois State University

The Hidden Curriculum Of Teach For America, Andrew Hartman

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

By way of a close reading of Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp's two books, this article examines TFA's role in the so-called education reform movement, and offers a critique of TFA and the movement.

Author Biography:

Andrew Hartman is an associate professor of history at Illinois State University. For the 2013-14 academic year, he will be on leave from ISU as the Fulbright Danish Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. Hartman teaches and researches 20th Century U.S. History with a focus on intellectual history. He also is one of the ...


Introduction: Education Reform Past, Present, And Future, Jeffrey Manuel 2018 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Introduction: Education Reform Past, Present, And Future, Jeffrey Manuel

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

This is an introduction to the special issue of The Councilor on the topic of education reform.

Author biography: Jeffrey Manuel is an assistant professor in the Department of Historical Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. His research and public scholarship examine the social, cultural, and political consequences of deindustrialization and envirotechnical history. His research has appeared in several journals. He is currently working on a manuscript that describes efforts to fight industrial decline in the Lake Superior iron mining region. He is also active in public history, including exhibit design and oral history.


Review Of "Teaching Economics In Troubled Times: Theory And Practice For Secondary Social Studies", Scott Walla 2018 Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Review Of "Teaching Economics In Troubled Times: Theory And Practice For Secondary Social Studies", Scott Walla

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


Channeling Your Inner “Ken Burns”: Research, Films, & Student Voices, Robin Wanosky 2018 Weston High School

Channeling Your Inner “Ken Burns”: Research, Films, & Student Voices, Robin Wanosky

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

Asking students to create a documentary film is one way for high school students to reinforce existing research and critical thinking skills. As they develop their research question, they control their project and therefore decide the direction it goes. An unintended, yet rewarding, outcome from this project has been watching seventeen year olds discover their voice.


Review Of "The Challenge Of Rethinking History Education: On Practices, Theories, And Policy", Michelle Stacy 2018 Mascoutah High School

Review Of "The Challenge Of Rethinking History Education: On Practices, Theories, And Policy", Michelle Stacy

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


Public School Principals’ Perceptions Concerning The Hiring Of Social Studies Teachers, Lindon Joey Ratliff, Joshua Watson, Patricia Ratliff 2018 Mississippi State University

Public School Principals’ Perceptions Concerning The Hiring Of Social Studies Teachers, Lindon Joey Ratliff, Joshua Watson, Patricia Ratliff

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

The authors employed a qualitative research design to explore issues pertaining to the selection and interviewing of social studies applicants for teaching positions in public secondary schools. They specifically focused on the quality of the applicant pool, characteristics of desired candidates and the school principals’ perspectives of a desired interview. Analysis of the principals’ responses to the interview questions yielded two primary categories related to their perspectives regarding potential social studies teachers: (a) personal and professional educator attributes and (b) a candidate’s actions within the formal setting of an interview. Subcategories were developed that further delineated the expectations administrators ...


Review Of "The Long Road To Antietam: How The Civil War Became A Revolution", Stephen Hansen 2018 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Review Of "The Long Road To Antietam: How The Civil War Became A Revolution", Stephen Hansen

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


Teaching Illinois History Through Primary Sources, Laura Fowler 2018 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Teaching Illinois History Through Primary Sources, Laura Fowler

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

This articles looks at three major themes in Illinois history: settlement, slavery, and the growth of Chicago. Each theme presents a primary source that helps deepen a student's understanding of the historical issues. Through maps, documents, and census data, students can use digital repositories to better understand the history of Illinois in the nineteenth century.


Review Of "The 1970s: A New Global History From Civil Rights To Economic Inequality", Christopher Babits 2018 Columbia University

Review Of "The 1970s: A New Global History From Civil Rights To Economic Inequality", Christopher Babits

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


Review Of "Maps Of Time: An Introduction To Big History", James Sabathne 2018 Hononegah Community High School

Review Of "Maps Of Time: An Introduction To Big History", James Sabathne

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


Uncovering Marginalized Topics Using Webquests: From Atlanta To The Zoot Suit Riots, Gregory Samuels, Michael Berson 2018 University of South Florida

Uncovering Marginalized Topics Using Webquests: From Atlanta To The Zoot Suit Riots, Gregory Samuels, Michael Berson

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

A critical part of social studies instruction is involving students in making sense of social issues in the past and present to help inform their decisions in the future. Through engaged inquiry students can tackle relevant topics associated with race, class, culture, gender, language, and nationality and explore how these challenging issues mitigate people’s experiences. Moreover, these issues reflect similar tensions that students encounter in their everyday lives. Although these social issues have historical and contemporary relevance, they often are marginalized in state standards and textbooks.


A Holocaust-Based Investigative Project: Historical Research For Secondary School Students, David Lindquist 2018 Indian Purdue-Purdue University Fort Wayne

A Holocaust-Based Investigative Project: Historical Research For Secondary School Students, David Lindquist

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

Personalizing the Holocaust, that is, moving a study of the event beyond the staggering numbers that often play a central role in units about the Shoah to a focus that is meaningful for students, is a necessary factor in planning effective curricula about the topic. This article outlines an internet-based research project in which a personal bond develops between students and individuals whose lives were changed forever by the Holocaust. In addition, the project allows students to practice research skills that can be transferred to the study of other historical topics.


Review Of "Fateful Lightning: A New History Of The Civil War And Reconstruction", Christopher Babits 2018 Columbia University

Review Of "Fateful Lightning: A New History Of The Civil War And Reconstruction", Christopher Babits

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


Teaching Lincoln K-12 Workshop: Knowledge Gains And Teaching Intentions, Caroline Pryor, Brandt Pryor 2018 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Teaching Lincoln K-12 Workshop: Knowledge Gains And Teaching Intentions, Caroline Pryor, Brandt Pryor

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

This mixed methods study evaluated a professional development workshop for teachers funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). NEH’s online evaluation found that most teachers believed the workshop to be an extraordinary learning experience, but information about teacher knowledge gain and their intended use of this knowledge was needed. An in-house study evaluated the workshop’s four major areas: (a) content scholars, (b) advance readings, (c) museum scholars, and (d) Lincoln Landmarks. For each area, the study measured (a) the utility for the teacher’s instruction, (b) the amount of knowledge gained in the workshop, and (c ...


Keeping Social Studies Alive In The Elementary Classroom: Countering The Effects Of Nclb In Southwestern Illinois Schools, Bethany Hill-Anderson, Andria Harrison, Andrea Tardino 2018 McKendree University

Keeping Social Studies Alive In The Elementary Classroom: Countering The Effects Of Nclb In Southwestern Illinois Schools, Bethany Hill-Anderson, Andria Harrison, Andrea Tardino

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

This research project focuses on collaborative partnerships between university faculty, graduate students, and local cooperating teachers. Pre-service teachers surveyed cooperating teachers (N=30) regarding their opinions and practices in social studies education. The data led to positive changes in a university methods course and increased pedagogical skills for teacher candidates.

This venture is a model of effective collaboration between university faculty, graduate students, pre-service teachers, and cooperating teachers who have worked together to gain a deeper understanding of the purpose and challenges faced by social studies educators. The overall goal of the project is to promote social studies education for ...


Review Of "Cartographies Of Time: A History Of The Timeline", Robert Paulett 2018 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Review Of "Cartographies Of Time: A History Of The Timeline", Robert Paulett

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


Review Of "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln And American Slavery", Mary Lopez 2018 Schaumburg High School

Review Of "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln And American Slavery", Mary Lopez

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


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