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History Through a Child’s Eye: Pre-service Teachers Making Sense of Children’s Understandings

1University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2University of New Mexico
3North Carolina State University

Social Studies Research and Practice

ISSN: 1933-5415

Article publication date: 1 November 2014

Issue publication date: 1 November 2014

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Abstract

A team of five researchers set out to document pre-service teachers’ experiences interviewing elementary-aged children about social studies topics. Nearly 200 pre-service teachers across three universities participated in this longitudinal study. Collected data include: course readings, syllabi, and pre-service teachers’ History Through a Child’s Eye essays. Themes from the data include: pre-service teachers’ understanding of multiple perspectives, integration of digital primary sources, and development of historical evidences based upon evidences.

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Bolick, C.M., Torrez, C. and Manfra, M.M. (2014), "History Through a Child’s Eye: Pre-service Teachers Making Sense of Children’s Understandings", Social Studies Research and Practice, Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1108/SSRP-03-2014-B0001

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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