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The Palgrave Handbook of History and Social Studies Education

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Incorporates research on history and social studies education from more than a dozen countries in regions across the globe

  • Presents a comprehensive survey of the field of History Education, by providing historical and contextual review of education systems within the North American continent and in Europe

  • Adds to the literature on historical thinking, curriculum, and teacher education

  • Offers a new level of granularity to discussions of history education in the United States and Canada

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction: History Education in Theory, Practice, and the Space in Between

      • Theodore M. Christou, Christopher W. Berg
      Pages 3-19

About this book

“This handbook’s comparative approach to examining history education and its excellent theoretical underpinning in terms of education theory, historiography, and the pedagogy of history combine to produce a sophisticated handbook that will benefit practitioners while stimulating further research in the field.”
Stephen Morillo, Charles Boal Ewing Chair in Military History, United States Military Academy at West Point, USA 

“Based across and within local, national, and international contexts, this book will help to generate reflections on the links between research and professional development. The examples and discussions of innovative practice provide insights into the culture wars that underpin good work in history education for beginning and experienced professionals, researchers, and others.”
Ian Davies, Professor of Education, University of York, UK 

“In a world where the politicized use and abuse of history education and social studies in the modern state has become a constantly changing phenomenon and where research knowledge in the field of history education is constantly developing, the editors of this volume gathered together a remarkably fine international team of authors who have produced a fresh, carefully organized, and educative collection of chapters in which they present their latest situation reports, analyses, and forecasts for the future.”
Tony Taylor, Former Director of the National Centre for History Education, Australia

This Handbook presents an international collection of essays examining history education past and present. Framing recent curriculum reforms in Canada and in the United States in light of a century-long debate between the relationship between theory and practice, this collection contextualizes the debate by exploring the evolution of history and social studies education within their state or national contexts. With contributions ranging from Canada, Finland, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, the Republic of South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, chapters illuminate the ways in which curriculum theorists and academic researchers are working with curriculum developers and educators to translate and refine notions of historical thinking or inquiry as well as pedagogical practice.

Keywords

  • Historical thinking
  • Historical consciousness
  • teacher education
  • social studies
  • historiography

Reviews

“This book makes these research and practices accessible for an international audience and provides fresh insights into how the concept of historical thinking has been employed outside Western European and North American contexts. Looking at how scholars and practitioners in different national and cultural contexts are approaching this and other issues in history and social studies education can help us reflect and advance our own practices.” (Snježana Koren, JHEC, Vol. 41, 2020)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Liberal Arts, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Denver, USA

    Christopher W. Berg

  • Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

    Theodore M. Christou

About the editors

Christopher W. Berg is Associate Professor of Humanities and Head of Liberal Arts, Online at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, USA.

Theodore M. Christou is Professor of Social Studies and History Education and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University, Canada.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Palgrave Handbook of History and Social Studies Education

  • Editors: Christopher W. Berg, Theodore M. Christou

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-37210-1

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-37209-5

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-37212-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-37210-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIII, 642

  • Number of Illustrations: 5 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Curriculum Studies, Historiography and Method, International and Comparative Education, Cultural History

Buying options

eBook USD 219.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-37210-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)