This paper explores the theory-praxis gap in critical pedagogy as it relates to social studies education. The study uses a multiple-case study design to focus on the teaching practices of two high school social studies teachers, particularly on how defining aspects of critical pedagogy are reflected in their teaching. The data reveals several aspects of critical pedagogy that are present in the teaching practices of both teachers, but also reveals several opportunities where potential for critical pedagogy is not realized. The author makes several suggestions on how the "critical potential" in these specific instances could be realized, and what implication this study may have for future projects.
University of Minnesota M.A. thesis. Major: Education, Curriculum and Instruction. May 2013. Advisors: Patricia G. Avery, J.B. Mayo, Jr. 1 computer file (PDF); ii, 87 pages, appendix p. 86-87.
Boegeman, William Steven.
Teaching for transformation: the praxis of critical pedagogy in social studies education.
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