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Teacher Preparation for Diversity, History and Social Studies

This entry considers curriculum, pedagogy, and, briefly, the composition of the teaching force as topics relevant to teacher preparation for diversity in the fields of history and social studies. The goal of teacher preparation for diversity in these subjects is to produce educators who have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for effective teaching of all students in the United States, now and in the future. The importance of diversifying the teaching force in history and social studies is discussed briefly at the end of this entry.

History and Social Studies

The field of social studies is a school subject that takes different forms in different states. Its relation to the academic discipline of history varies. In most high schools, the social studies include the disciplines of ...

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