Social Studies

ENCYCLOPEDIA
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Bajaj, M.   (2008). Encyclopedia of peace education. Charlotte, NC Information Age Pub

     JZ 5534 E53 2008      

Summary:       The rise of peace education both in scholarship and in practice has yielded numerous documents, websites, and publications with often divergent perspectives on what the field is, does, and means. The Encyclopedia of Peace Education provides a comprehensive overview of the scholarly developments in the field to date, so as to provide a common denominator for the various actors involved in advancing peace education internationally. Thus, this edited volume serves as an essential reference guide that traces the history and emergence of the field, highlights foundational concepts, contextualizes peace education practice across international and disciplinary borders, and suggests new directions for peace educators. From core conceptual perspectives to the moral and spiritual foundations of the field to the role of the United Nations, the Encyclopedia grounds peace education in a solid theoretical and practical framework through the writings of the field's most renowned scholars. This volume will target undergraduate and graduate students as well as scholars and practitioners working in international and non-governmental organizations in the field of peace education.

HANDBOOK
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    Levstik, L. S. & Tyson, C. A. (eds.).   (2008).   Handbook of research in social studies education. New York : Routledge.

       LB 1584 H34 2008

Summary:     This Handbook outlines the current state of research in social studies education - a complex, dynamic, challenging field with competing perspectives about appropriate goals, and on-going conflict over the content of the curriculum. Equally important, it encourages new research in order to advance the field and foster civic competence; long maintained by advocates for the social studies as a fundamental goal. In considering how to organize the Handbook, the editors searched out definitions of social studies, statements of purpose, and themes that linked (or divided) theory, research, and practices and established criteria for topics to include. Each chapter meets one or more of these criteria: research activity since the last Handbook that warrants a new analysis, topics representing a major emphasis in the NCSS standards, and topics reflecting an emerging or reemerging field within the social studies. The volume is organized around seven themes: Change and Continuity in Social Studies Civic Competence in Pluralist Democracies Social Justice and the Social Studies Assessment and Accountability Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines Information Ecologies: Technology in the Social Studies Teacher Preparation and Development The Handbook of Research in Social Studies is a must-have resource for all beginning and experienced researchers in the field.

YEARBOOK
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      Bello, W. F., & Militante, C. V. (2011). Transitions : focus on the Philippines : yearbook 2010. Quezon City : Focus on the Global South-Philippines

       JQ 1410 B45 2011       Ed-59912

Summary:     As long as the current social-political and economic situations in our country prevail, as long as the government pursues the same economic policies and ways of governing, this collection will be useful.  But we wouldn’t want the former to continue; we’d just rather this book soon come down as a valuable piece of historical record.” – From the “Overview” of Yearbook 2010/Transitions Since 2009, Focus on the Global South-Philippines Programme has published a yearbook to gather together, under a theme, articles/pieces that have been originally part of the past year’s issues of our e-bulletin Focus on the Philippines (News Analysis and Features). In Yearbook 2010, there are about three new articles written for the purpose of giving updates on some very key issues.  As in the past yearbooks, we also want to highlight significant events that continue to bear on the Philippines and Filipinos through the selections in Yearbook 2010.Yearbook 2010’s theme, which has been adopted as well as its title, is Transitions—to indicate the changes or process of change that the Philippines experienced in 2010 and continues to undergo now as consequence of events that occurred in the past year.

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