Episode 123: Contained Risk-Taking When Teaching Controversial Issues with Judy Pace

In Episode 123, Dan and Michael talk with Dr. Judy Pace about her new article published in Theory & Research in Social Education, “Contained risk-taking: Preparing preservice teachers to teach controversial issues in three countries.”

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Episode 123- Contained risk-taking When Teaching Controversial Issues

Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Pace, J. L. (2019). Contained risk-taking: Preparing preservice teachers to teach controversial issues in three countries. Theory & Research in Social Education, 47(2), 228-260.
  2. Pace, J. L. (2017/18). Preparing teachers in a divided society: Lessons from Northern Ireland. Phi Delta Kappan, 99(4), 26-32.
  3. Buy her book!: Pace, J. L. (2015). The charged classroom: Predicaments and possibilities for democratic teaching. Routledge.
  4. There are various examples of educators and scholars using the Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) model and here is one: Nathan, E., & Lee, C. K. E. (2004). Using structured academic controversies in the social studies classroom. Teaching and Learning, 25(2), 171-188.

Biography

Dr. Judith L. Pace is an education professor who uses case studies, inquiry projects, and film to challenge students to explore multiple perspectives on issues of educational justice. She does qualitative research on classroom teaching and its sociocultural and political dynamics. Her current project examines how teacher educators prepare preservice teachers for teaching controversial issues in divided societies and politically turbulent times. Recent articles include “Contained risk-taking: preparing preservice teachers to teach controversial issues in three countries” and “Preparing teachers in a divided society: Lessons from Northern Ireland.” Her forthcoming book is titled Hard Questions: Learning to Teach Controversial Issues. Professor Pace earned her doctorate of education from Harvard University where she worked on school reform efforts at Project Zero. See full biography at the University of San Francisco site.

Episode 122: Parkland Student Activism and Political Emotion with Kathleen Knight Abowitz & Dan Mamlok

In Episode 122, Dan and Michael offer condolences to the recent victims of mass shootings and talk with Kathleen Knight Abowitz and Dan Mamlok about their new article published in Theory & Research in Social Education, “The case of #NeverAgainMSD: When proceduralist civics becomes public work by way of political emotion.”

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Episode 122

Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Knight Abowitz, K., & Mamlok, D. (2019). The case of #NeverAgainMSD: When proceduralist civics becomes public work by way of political emotion. Theory & Research in Social Education, 47(2), 155-175.
  2. Please read, A Response to Mass Shootings from NCSS, which Kathleen Knight Abowitz, Dan Mamlok, and our own Dan Krutka helped write alongside the CUFA and NCSS boards.
  3. Check out our previous episode on Dewey!: Episode 70: John Dewey & Social Studies with Daniel Stuckart

Biographies

Kathleen Knight Abowitz is a professor of philosophy and social foundations of education in the Department of Educational Leadership in the College of Education, Health, and Society at Miami University of Ohio. Prior to coming to Miami, I helped create a service-learning program with students at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksberg, Virginia (my home state!).  My research areas include democratic education, governance, and leadership issues in P-16 education. My work appears in leading peer-reviewed national and international journals such as Review of Educational Research, American Educational Research Journal, Teachers College Record, Journal of Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Phi Delta Kappan, and Educational Theory. You can download some of my published work here. I participate in public school activism, as a citizen of Ohio, through the Ohio Public School Advocacy Network.

Dan Mamlok is a Horizon Postdoctoral Fellow under the aegis of Concordia’s Early Childhood and Elementary Education program, the UNESCO Co-Chair in the Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism, and the federally funded SOMEONE Project. He holds a PhD in Educational Leadership, Culture, and Curriculum from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His dissertation, Digital Technology and Education in the Age of Globalization, explored social and cultural aspects of integrating technology and education, and specifically dealt with questions regarding democracy, education, and citizenship. His research at Concordia University elaborates on some of the themes discussed in his dissertation, and specifically examines the influences of digitized play worlds on young children and the ways in which they forge their identity, with the aim of developing resilience against hate speech. Beyond his interests in educational technologies and sociocultural studies in education, his research interests include philosophy of education, democracy and education, and aesthetic education.

Episode 118: Elementary Social Studies Education Summit Review

In episode 118, Dan talks with planners and presenters at the first annual Elementary Social Studies Education Summit (ESSES) that took place in Wilmington, North Carolina on June 6th and 7th, 2019.

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Episode 118- Elementary Social Studies Education Summit

Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Check out the ESSES website for more on sessions, participants, and more: https://esses19.wordpress.com/
    1. Guests include (in order): the planners, Sohyun An, Sarah Shear, Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, Sara Demoiny, Rebecca Christ, Noreen Naseem Rodriguez (again!), Shanedra Nowell and Chris Fisher, Noreen and Sarah talking about the new journal, and finally Noreen’s keynote to finish!
    2. Here are the keynote and pre-summit speakers: https://esses19.wordpress.com/keynote-speakers/
    3. Here are resources from presenters at #ESSES19
  2. Here’s the website for the new journal introduced at the conference, The Critical Social Educator: https://www.iastatedigitalpress.com/tcse/
  3. Big thanks to the ESSES organizers: Lisa Brown Buchanan of University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Elizabeth Bellows of Appalachian State University, Elizabeth Saylor of the University of Georgia, Sarah B. Shear of the University of Washington Bothell, and Christina Tschida of East Carolina University! And here’s the 2018 book they edited: (Re)imagining elementary social studies: A controversial issues reader.
  4. Here’s a selection of previous elementary social studies episodes and episodes with ESSES participants:
    1. Episode 64: Elementary Social Studies with Anne-Lise Halvorsen
    2. Episode 76: Teaching Asian-American Histories with Noreen Naseem Rodriguez
    3. Episode 79: Black Critical Patriotism in Elementary Social Studies with Chris Busey & Irenea Walker
    4. Episode 84: Inquiry in Elementary Education with Emma Thacker, Erin Casey, Katie Knapp, & Carly Muetterties
    5. Episode 95: Affirming Indigenous Sovereignty with Sarah Shear, Leilani Sabzalian, & Lisa Brown Buchanan
    6. Episode 112: Welcoming Diverse Families in the Elementary Classroom with Selena Van Horn & Andrea Hawkman
    7. Episode 116: Indigenous Counterstories on an Elementary Field Trip with Harper Keenan
  5. While you can listen to former guest Dr. Noreen Naseem Rodriguez’s full keynote at the end of this episode, you can also listen and watch here:

Biography

The inaugural elementary social studies education summit, hosted by the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, will bring researchers and teacher educators together in two days of collaborative learning! Use the navigation links above to access information about the call for proposals, featured speakers, and more! You can follow them on Twitter at @esses2019.

Episode 116: Indigenous Counterstories on an Elementary Field Trip with Harper Keenan

In Episode 116, Michael and Dan chat with Harper Keenan about his new article published in Theory & Research in Social Education, “Visiting Chutchui: The making of a colonial counterstory on an elementary school field trip.”

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Episode 116

Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Here’s the article in APA form: Keenan, H. B. (2019). Visiting Chutchui: The making of a colonial counterstory on an elementary school field trip. Theory & Research in Social Education, 47(1), 52-75.
  2. You might also check out Harper’s related article in Teachers College Record: Keenan, H. B. Selective memory: California mission history and the problem of historical violence in elementary school textbooks. Teachers College Record, 121(8).
  3. Check out Dr. Keenan’s website at www.harperkeenan.com and hit him up on Twitter at @HarperKeenan.

Biography

Harper Keenan is the Robert Quartermain Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy at the University of British Columbia. Before earning his PhD at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, he was an elementary school teacher in New York City. His current research examines the treatment of complex social issues in early childhood and elementary education. Harper’s recent work has been published in Theory & Research in Social Education, the Harvard Educational Review, and Teachers College Record.

Episode 115: Talking Career Decisions from Urban Schools to Abroad with Nate Bowling

In a free-wheeling discussion with Nate Bowling (which, to be honest, happens when this crew gets together), we explore his decision to leave his school and move to teach in an international school in Abu Dhabi. Nate also discusses what he sees as a way to retain teachers by bringing them into leadership roles (and keeping them in the classroom).

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Episode 115 with Nate Bowling

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Episode 114: Unpacking Fake News with Wayne Journell

In episode 114, Dan and Michael talk with Wayne Journell about his new edited book, Unpacking Fake News: An Educator’s Guide to Navigating the Media with Students.

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Episode 114- Unpacking Fake News

Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Unpacking Fake News An Educator’s Guide to Navigating the Media with Students edited by Wayne Journell
  2. Check out our episodes with chapter authors:
    1. Chapter 1: Episode 53: Teaching Difficult Knowledge with Jim Garrett
    2. Chapter 2: Episode 11: Rethinking Black History with LaGarrett King
    3. Chapter 3: Episode 104: Online Youth Civic Engagement with Ellen Middaugh
    4. Chapter 4: Episode 74: Civic Online Reasoning with Sarah McGrew
    5. Chapter 5: Episode 64: Elementary Social Studies with Anne-Lise Halvorsen
    6. Chapter 6: Episode 92: Teaching Against Misinformation with Erica Hodgin & Joe Kahne
    7. Chapter 7: Episode 61: Civic Education and Bridging the Partisan Divide with Chris Clark
    8. Afterword: Episode 12: Using Films Effectively with Jeremy Stoddard

Biography

Wayne Journell is an education professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. You can contact Wayne on Twitter @UNCGSocStudies or check out his website where you are steps away to reading more of his work. Or you can just sit back and read a Theory & Research in Social Education article and contemplate on Wayne’s mad editing skills.