Annals of Social Studies Education Research for Teachers ASSERT

About the Journal

We know that social studies teachers are dedicated to their craft and always looking for ways to improve those practices. Teachers tell us that they would like to make use of research that illustrates powerful social studies teaching and learning, but that they don’t have access to the research, don’t have time to read it, or find it too difficult to digest.

Here at ASSERT we want to break down these barriers for you. On our site, you will find easily digestible, relevant, well-written, summaries of the best published social studies research the profession has to offer with practical advice on how to implement these ideas in your classroom.

Each article is blind peer-reviewed by two professionals, a scholar with expertise in the field and a practicing social studies teacher. These reviewers help to ensure that the summaries you read are of the highest possible quality, that they accurately represent the research, and that they provide teachers with practical advice they can use to take their teaching to the next level. They are published with a Q & A that poses five questions (generated by teachers and teacher educators) about the author’s article.

Best of all, we provide you with access to these articles free of charge. We are a collective of social studies teachers and teacher educators dedicated to the profession and to hard-working teachers like yourself. You and your students should have the best new ideas, research, and practices available to you. Now, you have it at your fingertips. The Annals of Social Studies Education Research for Teachers welcomes you to join us in this new and exciting venture.

Current Issue

Vol. 5 No. 1 (2023): Social Studies Perspectives (Rural, Indigenous, and International)
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This issue reflects our first open call for papers and brings forth perspectives for social studies educators that help to expand our understanding of the field, including two articles by Allen, Williams, & Hicks and Washington & Seay that provide the reader with a rich portrait of who rural educators are and the challenges they face in teaching social studies today. Poitras Pratt & Danyluk offer a compelling approach to reconciliation that aims to improve relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Finally Picardo provides a glimpse into the curricular lives of Finnish teachers, offering North American teachers an opportunity to think about a different approach from one of the most well-regarded education systems today. Each offers a perspective many social studies teachers don't consider that promise to enrich the journey of the educators who read them.

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Published: 2024-01-22
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