ERIC Number: ED475385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Civic Mission of Schools: Key Ideas in a Research-Based Report on Civic Education in the United States. ERIC Digest.
Patrick, John J.
A new report sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement reviews and interprets research on school-based civic education in the United States. Fifty-six leading experts provided the content of the report, reviewed and modified the draft version, and endorsed it. This digest summarizes key aspects of the report: (1) the goals of civic education in schools; (2) promising practices in the teaching of civics/government in a democracy; and (3) selected recommendations for school administrators and policymakers. (Contains 13 references.) (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Public Schools, Research Reports, Student Needs
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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.