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ERIC Number: ED308101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Oct-5
Pages: 7
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Reaction to Citizenship for the 21st Century: Legal Content in the Civics Curriculum.
Turner, Mary Jane
There has long been a discussion on the place of law in citizenship education, but the implementation of law-related materials into civics education in a manner which examines law's role in the social order has been lacking. While educators and lay persons alike seem to agree that the goal of citizenship education is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enable them to participate actively in a pluralistic democracy, there is considerable disagreement at the concrete level as to what skills, knowledge, and attitudes should be taught. Students should not be expected to analyze and understand social phenomena if they have no insight into the law and legal systems. They undergird the very political and economic systems that are so often the common topics of citizenship education. The conceptual scheme for that legal content and the topics to be covered merit further consideration. (PPB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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