Historical Thinking - Critical Perspectives On The P (Paperback)Sam Wineburg (author)
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Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
"Sam Wineburg has not merely contributed to our understanding of how history is created, taught and learned; he has nearly singlehandedly forged a distinctive field of research and a new educational literature. This volume brings together a decade-long record of conceptual invention and methodological creativity."
-Lee S. Shulman, President, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus, Stanford University
"With this volume, Sam Wineburg firmly established his place as the pre-eminent North American researcher in history education. His chapters range from insightful scholarly mediations to innovative empirical studies. He examines the knowledge and practices of historians, history teachers, and young people, as well as the vibrant field of research that has recently developed around these issues. Historical Thinking makes a vitally important contribution to our understanding of how we think and learn about the past."
-Peter Seixas, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Education, University of Brutish Columbia
"Historical Thinking is intellectually substantive, integrative, and timely. In the midst of all the talk about new technologies, distance learning, and standardized testing, his fine-grained inquiries into learning and knowledge are a sobering reminder that educators have a lot to learn about learning."
-Randy Bass, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, Georgetown University
"This is a wide-ranging and at times inspirational work."
-History of Education
"Arguing that we all absorb lessons about history in many settings-in kitchen table conversations, at the movies, or on the world-wide-web, for instance-these essays acknowledge the role of collective memory in filtering what we learn in school and shaping our historical thinking."
-New York Review of Books
"Historians, especially academic historians, who normally avoid the literature on history education for its banality, thin research base, or ideological cant will overlook this book at their peril. Sam Wineburg brings both a burning concern for the state of history instruction and a wide knowledge of history to his research agenda."
-The Journal of American History
"The author of this collection is passionate about the teaching of history. ...students are encouraged to put themselves into the shoes of the people whose actions they are studying in order to arrive at their own understanding of what they had done."
"For Wineburg the study of history commends itself as a unique and complex way of knowing the world that must, if it is to realize its full potential as a humanistic discipline, embrace a paradox: that of seeing the past as at one and the same time familiar and strange.
-The Community College Enterprise