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ERIC Number: ED443742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 104
Abstractor: N/A
Focusing on Citizenship Training in the Social Studies.
Peters, Richard Oakes
This paper includes definitions for citizenship and citizenship skills and explains the importance of civic competence and how it can be acquired by students as they progress through the K-12 social studies curriculum. The table of contents includes: (1) "Citizenship & the Curriculum"; (2) "Focusing on Participatory Citizenship" (an essay explaining that students attain citizenship skills through active participation, both in school and the community and that these skills require personal commitment, reasoned thought, and action); (3) "A Participatory Citizenship Project" (a year-long community service project explaining the cooperative living habitat concept); and (4) "A Teacher Training Course" (an outline of the origins and character of the U.S. legal system; civil justice and criminal justice, and ways that law-related education can be infused into existing social studies curricula; and the U. S. system of government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens). Contains 13 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A