About the Journal
ASSERT is a practitioner focused research journal. Our mission is to provide practicing K-12 teachers access to key peer-reviewed insights from social studies research written by the researchers who conducted it. Our commitment is that every article published in ASSERT will remain free to all, in perpetuity. Each article in our journal will be published in full, providing a brief summary of the author's scholarly research, their findings, while emphasizing the practical implications for teachers' professional practice and student learning. A companion Q & A, in which the author(s) respond to teacher-generated questions, will accompany each publication. It is our hope that this resource is just what you need to take your teaching to the next level!
In this issue, we are proud to present six works representing the scholarship of seven scholars whose scholarship has focused on teaching controversial issues.