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Politics and the history curriculum : the struggle over standards in Texas and the nation

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Palgrave Macmillan, New York (2012)

Call Number:

Cubb LB1584 .P66 2012

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9704202

Keywords:

Social sciences--Study and teaching--Texas, Social sciences--Study and teaching--United States, Social sciences--Texas--Textbooks, Social sciences--United States--Textbooks

Abstract:

Summary: "The politicians and pastors who revised the Texas social studies standards made national and international headlines. However, much of that coverage was sensational and squeezed the process into a narrow "culture war" storyline. Politics and the History Curriculum sets the debate over the Texas standards within a broader context by exploring the tangled and powerful mixture of politics, religion, media, and education. This volume provides a clear analysis of what happened and why, along with sensible recommendations for teachers and policy makers"-- Provided by publisher.

Publication Language:

eng