Title

A Critical Discourse Analysis of Preservice Social Studies Teachers’ Perspectives on Teaching Controversial Issues

Presenter Information

Emma Humphries

Location

Room 1133

Format Type

Paper

Start Date

January 2011

End Date

January 2011

Abstract

This paper addresses the contradiction between the need for teaching controversial topics noted in scholarship and the lack of such practice. The author will briefly highlight the critical purpose of the study before moving on to a more detailed discussion of methodology, including important insights drawn from the discourse analysis process. Major findings will be presented and implications for teacher-training institutions and qualitative research in social studies education will be offered.

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A Critical Discourse Analysis of Preservice Social Studies Teachers’ Perspectives on Teaching Controversial Issues

Room 1133

This paper addresses the contradiction between the need for teaching controversial topics noted in scholarship and the lack of such practice. The author will briefly highlight the critical purpose of the study before moving on to a more detailed discussion of methodology, including important insights drawn from the discourse analysis process. Major findings will be presented and implications for teacher-training institutions and qualitative research in social studies education will be offered.