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Dr. Abbie Strunc Published in Education Journal

Published: June 26, 2019

Dr. Abbie Strunc, Texas A&M University-Texarkana Assistant Professor of Education and Chair of Teacher Education was recently published in the Journal of Culture and Values in Education. Her article, “The Politics of Culture: A Discourse Analysis of the Texas Social Studies Curriculum” examines the history of the education curriculum in Texas.

In her work, Strunc outlines how outside agencies like Educational Research Analysis (ERA) can affect changes to the state’s education mandates. This includes decisions by the State Board of Education on subjects such as curriculum standards, approving instructional materials, controlling high school graduation standards, and other administrative duties. The input from agencies from like the ERA and the political nature of the process (Texas State Board of Education members are elected) can cause noticeable shifts in the curriculum from one revision period to the next.

Dr. Strunc’s full work can be viewed on the Journal of Culture and Values in Education website: http://cultureandvalues.org/index.php/JCV/article/view/26/17.

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