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Ryan Knowles

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School of Teacher Education & Leadership

Assistant Professor, Social Studies Education

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: EDUC 335
DialPhone: 573-514-5134
SendEmail: ryan.knowles@usu.edu


Biography

Dr. Ryan Knowles is an Assistant Professor in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership with an emphasis on Social Studies Education and quantitative research methods. Dr. Knowles received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in Social Studies Education and Quantitative Research methods. He holds a M.A. in Political Science with an emphasis on comparative politics and a B.A. in Social Studies Education, both from the University of Missouri. Dr. Knowles also has an A.A. degree from Moberly Area Community College. He has published articles in Theory and Research in Social Education, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, and Journal of Social Studies Research. In addition, he has authored or co-authored articles within edited volumes such as, Rethinking Social Studies Teacher Education for Twenty-First Century Citizenship, International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Research on the Status of Social Studies: Views from the field, and the Handbook of Social Studies Research (forthcoming).


Teaching Interests

Social Studies Education, Applied Statistical Analysis

Research Interests

Democracy and education, Political ideology within the public schools, Social justice research across epistemological and methodological divides, Democratic theory, Citizenship education in East Asia, Quantitative Research Methods, Scale Development, Open Classroom Climates

Awards

Wolf Award, 2016

International Education Association

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Book Chapters

    • Heafner, T., Fitchett, P., Knowles, R.T, (2016). Using “big data” secondary dataset analysis to inform social studies teaching and learning.: Rethinking Social Studies Teacher Education for Twenty-First Century Citizenship.
    • Castro, A.J, Knowles, R.T, (2015). Social Studies Education: International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition.
    • Knowles, R.T, Theobald, R., , (2013). Moving Toward More Dynamic Instruction: A Comparison of How Social Studies is taught Among Disciplines and Advanced Placement Courses: Research on the status of social studies: Views from the field.

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • McCafferty-Wright, J., Knowles, R., (2016). Unblocking the civic potential of current events with an open classroom climate.. Social Studies Research and Practice, 11:1
        • Knowles, R., Di Stefano, M., (2015). International Citizenship Education Research: An annotated bibliography of research using the IEA ICCS and IEA CIVED datasets. Journal of International Social Studies, 5:2
        • Knowles, R., (2015). Asian Values and Democratic Citizenship: Exploring Attitudes among South Korean 8th Graders Using Data from the Asia Module of the International Civic and Citizenship Study. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 35:2, 191-212.
        • Knowles, R.T, McCaffert-Wright, J., (2015). Connecting an Open Classroom Climate to Social Movement Citizenship: A study using the International Civic and Citizenship Study among 8th Graders in Western Europe. Journal of Social Studies Research, 39:4, 255-269.
        • Shear, S., Knowles, R.T, Soden, G., Castro, A.J, (2015). Manifesting destiny: Re/presentations of Indigenous peoples in K-12 U.S. history standards. Theory and Research in Social Education, 43:1, 68-101.

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

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              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other

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                  Scheduled Teaching

                  EDUC 6050 - Applied Statistical Analysis, Spring 2017

                  ELED 4050 - Teaching Social Studies and Practicum Level III, Spring 2017

                  ELED 4050 - Teaching Social Studies and Practicum Level III, Fall 2016

                  EDUC 7670 - Literature Reviews in Education and Psychology, Summer 2016

                  EDUC 6560 - Special Topics, Spring 2016

                  ELED 4050 - Teaching Social Studies and Practicum Level III, Spring 2016

                  ELED 4050 - Teaching Social Studies and Practicum Level III, Fall 2015