Assessment, Autonomy, and Elementary Social Studies Time

  title={Assessment, Autonomy, and Elementary Social Studies Time},
  author={Paul G. Fitchett and Tina Lane Heafner and Richard G. Lambert},
  journal={Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education},
  pages={1 - 34}
Background/Context In an era of accountability and standardization, elementary social studies is consistently losing its curricular foothold to English/language arts, math, and science instruction. Purpose This article examines the relationship between elementary teachers’ perceptions of instructional autonomy, teaching context, state testing policy, and reported social studies instructional time. Research Design Employing secondary data from the National Center for Education Statistics 2007… 

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