Secondary Education Program Coordinator Publishes New Book

Doing Race in Social Studies: Critical Perspectives

Dr. Chandler's New Book

Date: 7/17/2015
By: Kelsey Niehauser

Secondary Education Program Coordinator, Dr. Prentice T. Chandler, has published a new book titled Doing Race in Social Studies: Critical Perspectives. As an Associate Professor in the School of Education, he teaches courses in social studies education, diversity, and critical race theory. His research interests are in social studies methods, critical race theory, academic freedom, authentic intellectual work, and flipped pedagogy.

Dr. Chandler explains, “The point of this project was to help teachers think about how the construct of race plays out in the social sciences—history, geography, government, economics, etc. In social studies education, we have often located the study of race in history and sometimes sociology. This project helps social studies teachers think about how race plays a role in teaching and learning each of these disciplines. We took social studies content areas and thought about how to teach these subjects within the framework of Critical Race Theory.”

For more information on the text, visit the publishing site.