A central finding in this dissertation rests with conceptual devices I identified in the work of world historians. Explicitly and implicitly, world historians argue for and use multiple but nested units of analysis (comparison, case studies, interregional and global patterns), and different temporal and spatial schemes. In my analysis of standards I found that, although the documents utilized some of these devices, they did not make the process of engaging in world historical thinking apparent.Further, world history teachers take up these challenges in a contemporary context where there is little agreement about the scope ... The value of this work, then, rests in both making visible some of the challenges teachers face when trying toanbsp;...
|Title||:||Building Coherence in World History: A Study of Instructional Tools and Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge|
|Author||:||Lauren McArthur Harris|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|