Implementing Social Action Curriculum in an Elementary Classroom: Reflections from the Journey

Veldt, Michelle Vander; Ponder, Jennifer
April 2010
Social Studies Research & Practice (Board of Trustees of the Uni;2010, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p45
Academic Journal
This study examines how a social studies methods course, with an emphasis in civic education, is taught and carried through from its original implementation within a teacher education social studies course to practicing teachers' classrooms. Findings suggest that by implementing social action curriculum projects teachers: 1) effectively integrated emerging curriculum, 2) facilitated student-led instruction in a democratic classroom, 3) increased effective communication and built partnerships beyond the classroom, and 4) used structured reflections as a tool for growth and evaluation.


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