Episode 88: Civic Ideology & Instruction with Ryan T. Knowles

In this episode, Michael & Dan talk with Ryan T. Knowles about his recent article published in Theory and Research in Social Education titled “Teaching Who You Are: Connecting Civic Education Ideology to Instructional Strategy.” In the article, Ryan quantitatively studies teachers civic education ideology (CivID) and their instructional strategies. He then discusses the impact of teacher dispositions, how that impacts their decision making, and what it means for the students.

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Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Check out Ryan’s work on his Google Scholar page and University webpage
  2. Knowles, R.T. (2018). Teaching Who You Are: Connecting Civic Education Ideology to Instructional Strategy. Theory and Research in Social Education. 46(1), 68-109.
  3. In this podcast, we mention a recent episode:
    1. Episode 81 with Mark Helmsing


Dr. Ryan Knowles is an Assistant Professor in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership with an emphasis on Social Studies Education and quantitative research methods. Dr. Knowles received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in Social Studies Education and Quantitative Research Methods. He holds a M.A. in Political Science with an emphasis on comparative politics and a B.A. in Social Studies Education, both from the University of Missouri. Dr. Knowles also has an A.A. degree from Moberly Area Community College. He has published articles in Theory and Research in Social Education, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, and Journal of Social Studies Research. In addition, he has authored or co-authored articles within edited volumes such as Rethinking Social Studies Teacher Education for Twenty-First Century Citizenship, International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Research on the Status of Social Studies: Views from the Field, and the Handbook of Social Studies Research. You can follow him on his Twitter page or visit his Academia page.

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