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Stephens, Suzanne – Architectural Record, 2000
Discusses the innovative and whimsical use of brick and glass architectural design at the University of Cincinnati's Vontz Center for Molecular Studies. The architectural development process is described. Building diagrams and photos are included. (GR)
Descriptors: Building Innovation, Construction Materials, Educational Facilities Design, Glass Walls
Parker, Walter C., Ed. – 2002
Liberal democracies depend on the knowledge, character, and imagination of their citizens. Three assumptions underlie this collection of essays on democracy and education: (1) democracy is morally superior to autocracy, whether religious or secular, utopian or mundane; (2) democracies are rare historically and inherently fragile; and (3) there can…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Cultural Context, Curriculum Development
Patrick, John J., Ed.; Hamot, Gregory E., Ed.; Leming, Robert S., Ed. – 2003
The 2002 R. Freeman Butts Institute on Civic Learning in Teacher Education, which met in Indianapolis, Indiana, from May 17-21, 2002, was the source for this book. The central theme of the meeting was education for democratic citizenship in the college/university-based preparation of prospective teachers. Following an Introduction, twelve papers…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics
Patrick, John J., Ed.; Leming, Robert S., Ed. – 2001
This collection of essays was derived from a meeting sponsored by the Center for Civic Education (California) and conducted by the Social Studies Development Center (Indiana). The meeting's central theme was education for democratic citizenship of prospective social studies teachers. Following an introduction, essays in the collection are: (1)…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education
Bahmueller, Charles F., Ed.; Patrick, John J., Ed. – 1999
The distinguishing characteristics, content and processes, and the variations of essential elements that are exemplified by projects in the United States and abroad in education for democratic citizenship are presented in this book. The volume addresses how international partnerships involving the United States and several post-communist countries…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy
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Patrick, John J., Ed.; Weakland, John E., Ed. – International Journal of Social Education, 1997
This theme issue of "The International Journal of Social Education" contains 11 articles all concerned with efforts to promote civic education in post-communist countries, particularly former Soviet-Bloc nations, including Latvia, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Russia. Described are international partnerships for civic education and…
Descriptors: Capitalism, Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Liberties
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Clark, J. Spencer; Vontz, Thomas S.; Barikmo, Kristoffer – Social Studies, 2008
In this article, the authors offer social studies educators a way to deepen students' understanding of civil disobedience as a democratic and nonviolent means of instigating social change. The authors explore the concept of civil disobedience from a historical perspective and examine the justifications and ramifications of each historical example.…
Descriptors: Civil Disobedience, Social Studies, Secondary Education, World History
Vontz, Thomas S. – 2003
Fundamental constitutional and legal principles are central to effective instruction in the K-12 social studies curriculum. To become competent citizens, students need to develop an understanding of the principles on which their society and government are based. Few principles are as important in the social studies curriculum as due process of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Vontz, Thomas S.; Franke, Jim; Burenheide, Brad; Bietau, Lisa – Journal of Educational Research, 2007
The authors explore the extent to which a mature professional development school (PDS) partnership at Kansas State University (KSU) helps link the disparate parts of the social studies education community. The authors initially identify and describe the divisions or "gulfs" that commonly plague social studies education, such as the gulfs between…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Program Effectiveness, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Vontz, Thomas S.; Leming, Robert S. – International Journal of Social Education, 2005
Becoming a competent civic educator--one who can inspire and prepare students for informed, responsible, and humane participation in civic and political life--requires ongoing study of the content, pedagogy, and resources of civic education. Many elementary, middle, and high school teachers (and their students) would benefit from effective…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Citizenship Education, Civics
Vontz, Thomas S.; Drake, Sarah E. – 2001
This digest addresses teaching about the U.S. Congress. The digest addresses the constitutional foundations of the U.S. Congress, including the Virginia Plan, the New Jersey Plan, representation, bicameralism, and the balance of power between state and federal government and among the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the federal…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government
Drake, Sarah E.; Vontz, Thomas S. – 2001
This digest highlights the Constitutional and statutory foundations of the United States Supreme Court, discusses the changing role of the Supreme Court, and recommends online resources helpful in teaching and learning about the United States Supreme Court. The digest addresses general concerns of delegates at the Constitutional Convention,…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education
Vontz, Thomas S.; Nixon, William A. – 2000
Although elections are an annual theme in many social studies classrooms, presidential election years prompt increased interest among students in the electoral process and offer an opportunity to teach about a national election as it happens. This ERIC Digest describes the legal requirements and traditions of U.S. presidential elections, processes…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elections, Law Related Education, Presidential Campaigns (United States)
Drake, Sarah E.; Vontz, Thomas S. – 2000
This ERIC digest addresses (1) the constitutional foundations of the U.S. presidency, (2) how the role of chief executive has changed through the years, and (3) Internet resources for teaching about the U.S. presidency. The digest discusses the Philadelphia Convention (1787), dominant issues guiding the creation of the chief executive's role,…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government
Vontz, Thomas S.; Nixon, William A. – 1999
The core mission of the social studies curriculum is education for democratic citizenship. The middle school years are an important time frame in which to fulfill that core mission. Policymakers, educators, community members, and parents need to recognize that civic education at the middle level years is important. One effective method for…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Instructional Materials, Law Related Education
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