Oregon Journal of the Social Studies
Much of the recent data on the state of social studies teaching has focused on the impact of NCLB on the decline of instructional time. The purpose of this study was to investigate the current status of K-12 social studies curriculum and instructional practice, as reported by classroom teachers. The survey investigated the impact of mandated testing, major goals and concepts, teachers’ instructional strategies, and technology integration. This paper presents findings from Oregon teachers with comparison to data from the 2010-2011 National Study on the State of Social Studies (S4) and the content and skills advocated by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.
Gayle Y. Thieman and Kenneth T. Carano. (2013) How Oregon Social Studies Teachers are Preparing Students for the 21st Century. Oregon Journal of the Social Studies, 1(1), 3-18