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Rethinking Social Studies Teacher Education in the Twenty-First Century

  • Alicia R. Crowe
  • Alexander Cuenca

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Rethinking Social Studies Teacher Education Purpose

  3. Rethinking Course Curriculum

  4. Rethinking Campus Connections

  5. Rethinking School Relationships

  6. Rethinking Community Connections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-280

About this book


In this volume teacher educators explicitly and implicitly share their visions for the purposes, experiences, and commitments necessary for social studies teacher preparation in the twenty-first century. It is divided into six sections where authors reconsider: 1) purposes, 2) course curricula, 3) collaboration with on-campus partners, 4) field experiences, 5) community connections, and 6) research and the political nature of social studies teacher education. The chapters within each section provide critical insights for social studies researchers, teacher educators, and teacher education programs.  Whether readers begin to question what are we teaching social studies teachers for, who should we collaborate with to advance teacher learning, or how should we engage in the politics of teacher education, this volume leads us to consider what ideas, structures, and connections are most worthwhile for social studies teacher education in the twenty-first century to pursue. 


21st century citizenship Campus relationships Citizenship education Community engagement Community investment Democracy education School connections School university relationships Social studies curriculum Social studies education Social studies education research Social studies learning Social studies teacher education Social studies teaching Teacher education Teacher preparation higher education

Editors and affiliations

  • Alicia R. Crowe
    • 1
  • Alexander Cuenca
    • 2
  1. 1.Kent State UniversityKentUSA
  2. 2.Saint Louis UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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