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Social Studies Preservice Teachers’ First-Order Documents

Frans H. Doppen (Ohio University)
Jennifer E. Tesar (Ohio University)

Social Studies Research and Practice

ISSN: 1933-5415

Article publication date: 1 July 2008

Issue publication date: 1 July 2008



This article presents the findings of a study that sought to gain an insight into social studies preservice teachers’ reported reasons for selecting a primary source document they believe will be at the heart of their curriculum. Their selections included founding documents, historical speeches, inspirational sources, as well as personal mementos. The authors conclude with a discussion of implications for social studies teacher education.


Doppen, F.H. and Tesar, J.E. (2008), "Social Studies Preservice Teachers’ First-Order Documents", Social Studies Research and Practice, Vol. 3 No. 2, pp. 1-10.



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