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.Over the past decade, the number of students enrolling in world history courses has increased faster than any other segment of the school curriculum, with the unprecedented growth in the Advanced Placement (AP) World History exams as but one indicator. And, with the National Assessment Governing Board adding world history to the aquot;nationa#39;s report cardaquot; in 2012, it will not be long before we haveanbsp;...
|Title||:||Building Coherence in World History: A Study of Instructional Tools and Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge|
|Author||:||Lauren McArthur Harris|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|