Educating About Social Issues in the 20th and 21st Centuries Vol 1

A Critical Annotated Bibliography

Edited by:
Samuel Totten, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Jon Pedersen, University of South Carolina

A volume in the series: Research in Curriculum and Instruction. Editor(s): Cheryl J. Craig, Texas A&M.

Published 2012

Educating About Social Issues in the 20th and 21st Centuries: A Critical Annotated Bibliography, is comprised of critical essays accompanied by annotated bibliographies on a host of programs, models, strategies and concerns vis-à-vis teaching and learning about social issues facing society. The primary goal of the book is to provide undergraduate and graduate students in the field of education, professors of education, and teachers with a valuable resource as they engage in research and practice in relation to teaching about social issues.

In the introductory essays, authors present an overview of their respective topics (e.g., The Hunt/Metcalf Model, Science/Technology/Science, Genocide Education). In doing so, they address, among other concerns, the following: key theories, goals, objectives, and the research base. Many also provide a set of recommendations for adapting and/or strengthening a particular model, program or the study of a specific social issue. In the annotated bibliographies accompanying the essays, authors include those works that are considered classics and foundational. They also include research- and practice-oriented articles. Due to space constraints, the annotated bibliographies generally offer a mere sampling of what is available on each approach, program, model, or concern.

The book is composed of twenty two chapters and addresses an eclectic array of topics, including but not limited to the following: the history of teaching and learning about social issues; George S. Counts and social issues; propaganda analysis; Harold Rugg's textbook program; Hunt and Metcalf's Reflective Thinking and Social Understanding Model; Donald Oliver, James Shaver and Fred Newmann's Public Issues Model; Massialas and Cox' Inquiry Model; the Engle/Ochoa Decisionmaking Model; human rights education; Holocaust education; education for sustainability; economic education; global education; multicultural education; James Beane's middle level education integrated curriculum model; Science Technology Society (STS); addressing social issues in the English classroom; genocide education; interdisciplinary approaches to incorporating social issues into the curriculum; critical pedagogy; academic freedom; and teacher education.

Introduction. The History of Teaching and Learning About Social Issues: An Overview, Samuel Totten and Thomas Fallace. John Dewey and Teaching and Learning About Social Issues, Samuel Totten and Jon E. Pedersen. George S. Counts and Social Issues, Gerald Gutek. Propaganda Analysis: Its Background and Prospects, O. L. Davis, Jr. and Vanessa M. Sikes. Harold Rugg and Educating About Social Issues, Ronald W. Evans. The Hunt and Metcalf Model of Reflective Study of Social Problems, William R. Fernekes. Oliver, Shaver, and Newmann’s Public Issues Model: Promoting Productive Civic Discussions, Mary Beth Henning and Teresa Kruger. Massialas and Cox: The Reflective Inquiry Model, Barbara Slater Stern. The Engle/Ochoa Decision-Making Model, Mark A. Previte and Samuel Totten. Human Rights Education, Felisa Tibbitts and Samuel Totten. Holocaust Education, Samuel Totten. Sustainability Education, Mindy Spearman. Teaching and Learning Economics in the Schools, Jack Zevin. Global Education and Issues-Centered Education, William Gaudelli and Scott Wylie. Multicultural Education, Valerie Ooka Pang, Yuji Shimogori, Rachel Stein, Francisco Garcia, Mariana Gomez, and Amanda Matas. James Beane’s Integrative Curriculum Approach to Engaging Students in a Study of Social Issues and Community Service, Jon E. Pedersen. Science, Technology, Society, and Socioscientific Issues: The Evolution of a Social Issues Approach to Teaching Science, Jon E. Pedersen and Troy D. Sadler. Addressing Social Issues in the English Classroom, Samuel Totten. Genocide Education, Samuel Totten. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Incorporating Social Issues into the Curriculum, Lara Willox and Jeff Passe. Critical Theory and the Teaching of Social Issues, Karen L. Riley. Issues of Academic Freedom, Jack L. Nelson. Teacher Education and the Teaching of Social Issues, Elizabeth Yeager Washington, Emma K. Humphries, and Tim Huth. About the Contributors.