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Education News Archive - November 18, 2007

By Vogler, Kenneth E Lintner, Timothy; Lipscomb, George B; Knopf, Herman; Heafner, Tina L; Rock, Tracy C Abstract Social studies and social studies education is in the midst of what aptly can be described as a crisis of relevancy.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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