Cultural Re-Location and the Appropriation of Underrepresented Voices

  • Emily J. Summers


This chapter addresses the present status of the National Council for the Social Studies theme People, Places, and Environments and indicates directions the theme may need to take in EC-12 and university-level education to promote equity within educational contexts. This chapter aligns to a movement away from “social studies” towards “social education”. Traditionally, the former is understood to emphasize third person, imposed, objective perspectives of “the world” that are to be learned and recounted, while the latter focuses on the immediate, the subjective, the normative, and the local communities and individuals that compromise the ever-changing social fabric of “our worlds”.


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  • Emily J. Summers
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  1. 1.Texas State University—San MarcosSan MarcosUSA

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