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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.


Statement on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine


We at ASSERT stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people who alone are enduring the brunt of Vladimir Putin’s aggression and self-aggrandizing motivations.  While all war is anathema to human flourishing, wars of aggression seeking to subjugate free and independent peoples—represented today by the invasion of Ukraine—are particularly intolerable. The toll of human suffering on the part of the Ukrainian peoples is already being realized and will continue to multiply. The suffering of the Russian people, who neither asked for nor supported Putin’s adventurism, must also be added to this account.

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Current Issue

Vol. 3 No. 1 (2022): Rethinking Economics After the Crash
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In this issue, you will find a series of articles, curated by Guest Editor Erin C. Adams, that challenge us to rethink how we teach economics in light of the crash preceding the Great Recession and the turmoil that has followed. They call into question the purported wisdom of neoclassical economics, which makes up virtually the entire program of economics education in many developed countries. The authors critique the epistemological underpinnings of economic education and ask us to reconceptualize our purposes and approaches to our practices.

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Published: 2022-06-03
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