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LAW, PROSPECTIVE. One which provides for, and regulates the future acts of men, and does not interfere in any way with what has past.

PROSPECTIVE. That which is applicable to the future; it is used in opposition to retrospective. To be just, a law ought always to be prospective. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 116.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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History-didactics professors should model through their own teaching the kind of work that prospective history teachers are expected to offer in their classrooms.
In accordance with Hodgetts' claim that Francophones were being taught a national history pivoting on such core notions as national identity and survival, there are some ways in which our survey points to how the effects of such historical sense-making patterns may still impact prospective history teachers.
We could have prospective history teachers use their methods or educational psychology classes to reframe the notes from their history classes, looking for the underlying ideas and theories about cause and effect, significance, agency, or narrative that structured both the course and their learning.

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