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Jason L. Endacott

Jason L. Endacott

Associate Professor

CIED Graduate Program Coordinator


(CIED)-Curriculum and Instruction

Phone: 479-575-2657

Fax: (479) 575-6676

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Dr. Endacott received his Ph.D. (2007) and M.S. (2001) in curriculum and instruction from the University of Kansas and his B.S. (1998) in education from Kansas State University. Prior to his appointment at the University of Arkansas, he served as an assistant professor of secondary education and social science at Keene State College in Keene, N.H., from 2007 to 2011. Before beginning his career in higher education, Dr. Endacott taught middle school social studies at New Mark Middle School in the North Kansas City, Mo., district. He enjoys working with secondary students in social studies classrooms to uncover and explore ways in which they think about history and historical figures. 

Current research involves the examination of how students reconcile the cognitive and affective nature of historical empathy.  The specific focus on historical empathy is a result of my broader interest in all aspects of historical thinking including historical epistemology, significance and agency.  Future plans include utilizing historical empathy and the other areas of historical thinking to further knowledge on how students of various ages best understand the past, the interpretive nature of history, and how historical study can encourage students to become agents of change in a pluralistic democracy.

  • Secondary Social Studies Methods
  • Secondary M.A.T.
  • Secondary Social Studies Internship
  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas, 2007
  • M.S., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas, 2001 
  • B.S., Elementary Education, Kansas State University, 1998

Most Recent Publications (For full listing see attached CV above)


  • Endacott, J.L., Goering, C.Z., Collet, V., Turner, R., Wright, G.P., Jennings-Davis, J., Denny, G. (2016). On the Frontline of CCSS Implementation: A National Study of Factors Influencing Teachers’ Perceptions of Teaching Conditions and Job Satisfaction.  Cogent Education. 3. 1-25. 
  • Endacott, J.L. (2016).  Using video stimulated recall to enhance preservice teacher reflection.  The New Educator. 12(1). 28-47.
  • Matlock, K., Goering, C.Z., Endacott, J.L., C.Z., Collet, V., Wright, G., Jennings-Davis, J. (2016). Teachers’ views of the Common Core State Standards and its implementation. Educational Review. 68(3). 291-305. 
  • Endacott, J. L., & Goering, C. Z. (2015, December 11). Assigning Letter Grades to Public Schools? The Danger of the Single Performance Indicator. Teachers College Record. Retrieved April 21, 2016, from http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp? ContentId=1883
  • Endacott, J.L., Wright, G., Goering, C.Z., Collet, V., Jennings-Davis, J., Denny, G. (2015). Robots teaching other little robots: Neoliberalism, CCSS, and teacher professionalism. Review of Education, Pedagogy, & Cultural Studies. 37(5). 414-437.
  • Matlock, K., Goering, C.Z., Endacott, J.L., C.Z., Collet, V., Wright, G., Jennings-Davis, J. (2015). Teachers’ views of the Common Core State Standards and its implementation. Educational Review. X(XX). 1-15.  
  • Endacott, J. L., Goering, C. Z., & O'Brien, J. E. (2015). Aesthetic reading and historical empathy: Humanizing approaches to “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. In P. L. Thomas, P. Carr, J. Gorlewski, & B. Porfilio (Eds.), Pedagogies of Kindness and Respect: On the Lives and Education of Children (pp. 145-158). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Endacott, J.L. & Pelekanos, C.  (2015). Slaves, women and war!  Engaging students in historical empathy for enduring understanding.  The Social Studies.  106(1). 1-7.  
  • Endacott, J.L. & Sturtz J. (2015).  Historical empathy and pedagogical reasoning. Journal of Social Studies Research.  39(1). 1-16.  
  • Endacott, J. L. (2014). Negotiating the process of historical empathy. Theory & Research in Social Education, 42(1), 1-31.
  • Endacott, J.L. & Goering, C.Z. (2014). Reclaiming the conversation on education. English Journal 103(5), 89-92.


Most Recent Refereed Conference Presentations and Workshops


  • Endacott, J.L. & Broome, J.P. (2015) Teaching Ferguson and Other Controversial Issues.  Paper presented at the College and University Faculty Assembly annual national conference.  New Orleans, LA, November, 2015.
  • Endacott, J.L., Woodworth, A., Barr.R, Jamell, F., Ripplemeyer, J., Sneed, N., Akers, J., Balmer, J., Cole, E., Chavis, K., Harris, E., Zardin, R., Freeman, L., Sloan, S. & Shackelford, S. (2015). Generating C3 inquiry arcs using compelling questions from the world of sports. Paper presented at the Arkansas Curriculum Conference annual state conference.  Little Rock, AR, November, 2015.
  • Endacott, J.L. & Goering, C.Z. (2015).  Teachers Perceptions of Common Core Implementation in Arkansas – 2015 Update.  Paper presented at the Arkansas Curriculum Conference annual state conference.  Little Rock, AR, November, 2015.
  • Endacott, J.L. (2015). Using Video Stimulated Recall to Improve the Reflection of Pre-Service Teachers.  Paper presented at the American Teacher Educators annual national conference.  Phoenix, AZ, February 2015.

Wright, G. & Endacott, J.L. (2014).  Historical Inquiry and the Limits of CCSS.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the College and University Faculty of the National Council for the Social Studies, Boston, MA, November 2014.

  • Endacott, J.L. & Wright, G.  (2014). Using Historical Empathy for Enduring Understanding.  Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, AR, November 2014.

Assistant Professor                                       Fayetteville, AR

University of Arkansas                                2011-Present

             Courses Taught

  • CIED 5243 Special Methods of Instruction I: Social Studies
  • CIED 5253 Special Methods of Instruction II: Social Studies
  • CIED 528V Secondary Education Teaching Internship
  • CIED 5062 Literacies Across the Curriculum
  • CIED 5273 Research in Curriculum and Instruction
  • CIED 6113 Trends and Issues in Social Studies Education
  • CIED 694v Reclaiming the Conversation on Education
  • CIED 694v Methods of Qualitative Research in Curriculum & Instruction
  • CIED 5022 Classroom Management Concepts
  • CIED 5032  Curriculum Concepts for Teachers


Professional Experience:  Higher Education 

Assistant Professor                                       Keene, NH

Keene State College                                     2007-2011

      Courses Taught

  • EDUC 231 Curriculum for a Diverse World
  • EDUC 432 Educational Theories/Trends
  • EDUC 331 Social Studies Methods I
  • EDUC 431 Social Studies Methods II
  • ESEC 450 Secondary Student Teaching Supervision
  • ESEC 460 Secondary Student Teaching Seminar
  • SOSC 495 Social Science Senior Seminar
  • IISOSC 310 War: Why We Fight


Graduate Assistant                                      Lawrence, Kansas

University of Kansas                                                Spring 2006

  • Taught Elementary and Middle Social Studies Methods (T&L 347)
  • Supervised pre-service middle/secondary student teachers in area schools


Professional Experience: K-12       

Teacher                                                                      Kansas City, Missouri

New Mark Middle School                                       1998-2007

  • 8th Grade American History                          1998-2002, 2006-2007
  • 7th Grade World History                                2002-2005
  • 7th Grade World Cultures and Geography   2005-2006