Phase IV: Case Studies (2018)
We will conduct 15 classroom-based case studies, selecting participating teachers using snowball sampling methodology. We will reach out to key actors who work with educators and ask for recommendations of teachers who address economic inequality in interesting ways. In addition, we will draw on our surveys and interviews to identify possible participating teachers. The case studies will draw upon observations, curricular analysis, and interviews to consider whether and how teachers are addressing essential civic competencies related to economic inequality. We also are interested in the pedagogic and political challenges teachers face as they address these issues.
First Colloquium (2018)
In 2018, we will also be convening an expert panel of academics, teachers, and community workers to discuss these civic competencies. Drawing on this panel, our own research, and a review of relevant literature, we will construct a framework for teaching and learning about economic inequality in high school.