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A New Childhood Social Studies Curriculum for a New Generation of Citizenship
The International Journal of Children's Rights
  • Steve P. Camicia, Utah State University
  • C. Saavedra
Document Type
Article
Publisher
Brill Academic Publishers
Publication Date
1-1-2009
DOI
10.1163/157181809X441362
Abstract
Traditional concepts of civic education in the United States and the expanding horizons curriculum scope and sequence are challenged by globalization and transnationality because new understandings of citizenship are emerging. In our conceptual analysis, we reconceptualize social studies curriculum for childhood to meet these changes. First, we propose a theoretical framework synthesizing literature in the areas of multicultural, global, and democratic education. Second, we propose opening curriculum and research to the voices of students, especially transnational students. Such reconceptualizations have important implications for a social studies curriculum for childhood that is socially just and responsive to the changing sizes, types, and qualities of the communities with which students engage.
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Citation Information
Camicia, S.P. & Saavedra, C. (2009). A New Childhood Social Studies Curriculum for a New Generation of Citizenship. The International Journal of Children's Rights , 17(3), 501-517.