ERIC Number: ED470039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Civic Education in Schools. ERIC Digest.
Patrick, John J.
Civic education is the teaching of knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to become a responsible and effective citizen of a representative and constitutional democracy. Although civic education has been part of the core curriculum of elementary and secondary schools since the founding of the United States, in recent years leaders in education, government, and the general public have expressed concerns about the quality and outcomes of civic education in U.S. schools. They have called emphatically for the renewal and reform of civic education in schools. This digest discusses (1) the current deficiencies of civic education in schools; (2) research-based recommendations for improving content and pedagogy of civic education; and (3) Internet resources on improving civic education in schools. (Contains a list of 12 references and ERIC resources.) (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Internet, Public Affairs Education, Social Studies, Student Needs, United States Government (Course)
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.