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Politics and the history curriculum : the struggle over standards in Texas and the nation

Author: Keith A Erekson
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The politicians and pastors who revised the Texas social studies standards made national and international headlines. However, much of that coverage was sensational and squeezed the process into a narrow "culture war" storyline. Politics and the History Curriculum sets the debate over the Texas standards within a broader context by exploring the tangled and powerful mixture of politics, religion, media, and  Read more...
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Politics and the history curriculum.
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
(DLC) 2011050322
(OCoLC)767825103
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith A Erekson
ISBN: 1137008946 9781137008947
OCLC Number: 798622822
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 243 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface --
Part I. Rewriting History in Texas. Culture War Circus: How Politics and the Media Left History Education Behind / Keith A. Erekson ; "As Texas Goes, So Goes the Nation": Conservatism and Culture Wars in the Lone Star State / Gene B. Preuss ; Hijacks and Hijinks on the US History Review Committee / Laura K. Muñoz and Julio Noboa ; A Voice Crying in the Wilderness? An Expert Reviewer's Experience / Jesús F. de la Teja ; Negotiating for Quality: Taking a Proactive Approach to Achieve a Positive Outcome / Stephen Cure ; Moving the Liberal-Minority Coalition Up the Education Pipeline / Emilio Zamora --
Part II Analysis and Alternatives. Names, Numbers, and Narratives: A Multicultural Critique of the US History Standards / Julio Noboa ; Why Do We Think of America as a Christian Nation? / Richard T. Hughes ; Neo-Confederate Ideology in the Texas History Standards / Edward H. Sebesta ; A Missed Opportunity for World History in Texas / David C. Fisher ; Standards before Standardization: The Affiliated Schools Program, 1885 --
1917 / Linda J. Black ; A Perfect Storm in Austin and Beyond: Making the Case, and Place, for US History in Texas and the Nation / Linda K. Salvucci --
Notes on Contributors.
Responsibility: edited by Keith A. Erekson.

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