Making Civics Count

Author: David E. Campbell
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 1612504787
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"By nearly every measure, Americans are less engaged in their communities and political activity than generations past.” So write the editors of this volume, who survey the current practices and history of citizenship education in the United States. They argue that the current period of “creative destruction”—when schools are closing and opening in response to reform mandates—is an ideal time to take an in-depth look at how successful strategies and programs promote civic education and good citizenship. Making Civics Count offers research-based insights into what diverse students and teachers know and do as civic actors, and proposes a blueprint for civic education for a new generation that is both practical and visionary.

Civic Education in the Twenty First Century

Author: Michael T. Rogers
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739193503
Format: PDF
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Imagine an America where governmental institutions, schools, new technologies, and interest groups work together to promote more informed citizens. Civic Education in the Twenty-First Century brings together the research of scholars from various disciplines to show that by expanding what is done in isolation, we can realize such a healthy civic ecology.

Journal of Character Education Issue

Author: Jacques S. Benninga
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1641130539
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Journal of Character Education is the only professional journal in education devoted to character education. It is designed to cover the field—from the latest research to applied best practices. We include original research reports, editorials and conceptual articles by the best minds in our field, reviews of latest books, and other relevant strategies and manuscripts by educators that describe best practices in teaching and learning related to character education. The Journal of Character Education has for over a decade been the sole scholarly journal focused on research, theory, measurement, and practice of character education. This issue includes four empirical articles and a practitioner’s voice section. Topics covered in this issue include different approaches to character education in the classroom (e.g., after school, reading strategies), applications to cheating, and teacher preparation.

The Charged Classroom

Author: Judith L. Pace
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317816625
Format: PDF
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At a time when debate over school reform commands unprecedented attention, Judith L. Pace argues we must grapple with the underlying challenges of classroom teaching and, at the same time, strive to realize the ideals of democratic education. Building on three qualitative studies in grades four through twelve, The Charged Classroom examines the deeply embedded tensions, escalating pressures, and exciting possibilities of the contemporary American public school classroom. Through detailed descriptions and analyses of social studies and English language arts classrooms, Pace disentangles how teachers and students navigate three charged arenas: academic expectations, discussion of provocative topics, and curricular demands. In each domain, democratic learning opportunities, such as promotion of positive student identity, dialogue across differences, and exploration of conflict, are both opened up and closed down. A passionate and persuasive call for education reform, the book offers crucial insights about the realities of teaching and key recommendations for advancing democratic education in a multicultural society.

Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue

Author: David J. Flinders
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1623968089
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue (CTD) is a publication of the American Association of Teaching and Curriculum (AATC), a national learned society for the scholarly fields of teaching and curriculum. The fields includes those working on the theory, design and evaluation of educational programs at large. University faculty members identified with this field are typically affiliated with the departments of curriculum and instruction, teacher education, educational foundations, elementary education, secondary education, and higher education. CTD promotes all analytical and interpretive approaches that are appropriate for the scholarly study of teaching and curriculum. In fulfillment of this mission, CTD addresses a range of issues across the broad fields of educational research and policy for all grade levels and types of educational programs.

The making of an alienated generation

Author: Sai-Wing Leung
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
ISBN: 9781840141597
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this study of political Socialisation of secondary school students in transitional Hong Kong, the author argues that there was a making of an alienated generation. On the basis of four data sets collected in 1988, including a society-wide survey of secondary school students, in depth interviews of teachers and students of a secondary school, and a mailed questionnaire survey of sampled school teachers, students were found to share a benevolent image of the Hong-Kong government, but a malevolent image of the Chinese government. Theoretically, the study itself is a counter case to the time-honored consensus model of political Socialisation. Empirically, it helps to unfold the dynamics of a Socialisation of alienation in social, family and school life. The event effect on Socialisation of alienation, though not so salient in the survey, did get strong confirmation from the tragic June 4th 1989 incident. The author concludes that the legitimacy of the Special Administrative Region government and the national identity of the younger generation of Hong Kong will all be in doubt. The study is perhaps the first and the most comprehensive one in deciphering the unintended consequence of civic education and various schooling factors in producing political alienation in Hong Kong.