Episode 145: Elementary World Cultures Curriculum by Heidi Torres

In Episode 145, Dan and Michael chat with Heidi Torres about her recent article in Theory & Research in Social Education titled, “‘They have their own way, and you should respect that’: Investigating the outcomes of an elementary world cultures curriculum.”

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Episode 145

Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Torres, H. J. (2019). “They have their own way, and you should respect that”: Investigating the outcomes of an elementary world cultures curriculum. Theory & Research in Social Education, 47(4), 548-576.
  2. Dr. Torres recommended the following articles and books at our request:
    1. Barrett, M. (2007). Children’s knowledge, beliefs and feelings about nations and national groups. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.
    2. Barrett, M. (2018). How schools can promote the intercultural competence of young people. European Psychologist, 23, 93-104.
    3. Pettigrew, T. F., & Tropp, L. R. (2011). When groups meet: The dynamics of intergroup contact. New York, NY: Psychology Press.
    4. Torres, H.J. (2019). “They have their own way, and you should respect that”: Investigating the outcomes of an elementary world cultures curriculum. Theory and Research in Social Education, 47(4), 548-576.
    5. Torres, H. J. (2019). Developing imaginative engagement in young children using children’s literature. The Social Studies, 110 (4), 161-169.
    6. Torres, H. J. (2018). Opening doors to world cultures: The power of children’s literature to teach global, cross-cultural aims. Oregon Journal of the Social Studies, 6(1), 71-81.
  3. Coming soon: the FundMe site for Michael’s hitchhiker guide to the globe class. (not really)

Biographies Heidi Torres, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Elementary Education in the department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum at the University of Oklahoma*. *That’s where Dan graduated from… three times! Editor We would like to thank Zack Seitz of Wylie High School (TX) and the University of North Texas for his editing skills.

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