Detracking in the Social Studies: A Path to a More Democratic Education?

@article{Hyland2006DetrackingIT,
  title={Detracking in the Social Studies: A Path to a More Democratic Education?},
  author={Nora E. Hyland},
  journal={Theory Into Practice},
  year={2006},
  volume={45},
  pages={64 - 71}
}
This article examines the practices of tracking and detracking in the social studies classroom. I argue that the content goals and the pedagogical orientations of social studies classes lend themselves to detracking. First I describe some of the issues regarding tracking and detracking in general. Following that is a discussion of the match between the social studies goals of democracy, inquiry, and civic participation and the goals of detracking. I then argue that the pedagogical practices… 

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