Social Studies Research and Practice
Volume 3, Number 2, Summer 2008
Social Studies Preservice Teachers’ First-Order Documents
Frans H. Doppen
Jennifer E. Tesar
This article presents the findings of a study that sought to gain an insight into social studies preservice teachers reported reasons for selecting a primary source document they believe will be at the heart of their curriculum. Their selections included founding documents, historical speeches, inspirational sources, as well as personal mementos. The authors conclude with a discussion of implications for social studies teacher education.
About the Author(s)…
Frans H. Doppen is a former social studies teacher and currently an associate professor of Social Studies Education at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Contact information: Ohio University, College of Education, McCracken 210B, Athens, OH 45701; phone: (740) 593-0254; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer E. Tesar is a doctoral student in Social Studies Education at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and a social studies teacher at Meigs Middle School in Pomeroy, Ohio. Contact information: Ohio University, College of Education, Athens, OH 45701; email: email@example.com.