Recent news tells us that high-stakes testing may come to social studies education in Indiana. This opens up a very complicated conversation about the role of testing and the curriculum but also about the role of social studies itself. A way to start thinking abou this comes from a recent story on NPR. I'm still not sure that most folks really know the impact of these major changes in education policy. Thoughts?
National Public Radio: Social Studies Goes to the Back of the Class
Weekend Edition Sunday
leaving other subjects behind. Fred Risinger, former coordinator of
Social Studies Education at the School of Education at Indiana
University, discusses the problem with Liane Hansen