Interpreting National History
Race, Identity, and Pedagogy in Classrooms and Communities
By (author) Terrie Epstein
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Interpreting National History by Terrie Epstein
Book DescriptionHow do students' racial identities work with and against teachers' pedagogies to shape their understandings of history and contemporary society? Based on a long-term ethnographic study, Interpreting National History examines the startling differences in black and white students' interpretations of U.S. history in classroom and community settings. Interviews with children and teens compare and contrast the historical interpretations students bring with them to the classroom with those they leave with after a year of teacher's instruction. Firmly grounded in history and social studies education theory and practice, this powerful book: Illuminates how textbooks, pedagogies, and contemporary learning standards are often disconnected from students' cultural identities Explores how students and parents interpret history and society in home and community settings Successfully analyzes examples of the challenges and possibilities facing teachers of history and social studies Provides alternative approaches for those who want to examine their own views toward teaching national history and aspire to engage in more culturally responsive pedagogy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415960847
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Terrie Epstein
Teaching U.S. History, Hardback (January 2010)
Offers an innovative approach to social studies teaching by connecting historians to real-world social studies classrooms and social studies teachers. This title is suitable for aspiring or current teachers who want to think critically about how to teach US history.
Interpreting National History, Hardback (November 2008)» View all books by Terrie Epstein
Examines the startling differences in black and white students' interpretations of US history in classroom and community settings. This book illuminates how textbooks, pedagogies, and contemporary learning standards are often disconnected from students' cultural identities'.
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Author Biography - Terrie Epstein
Terrie Epstein is Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Hunter College and an affiliated faculty member of the Ph. D. Program in Urban Education at the CUNY Graduate Center.
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