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ERIC Number: ED476012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Participation in Government.
Schechter, Stephen L.
A major aim of education in the state of New York is to prepare its students for a productive and meaningful life as citizens in local, state, national, and international settings. The "Participation in Government" core curriculum is designed to be a culminating course of study that focuses on Social Studies Learning Standard 5--Civics, Citizenship, and Government (the civics standard). Participation in government is the civics capstone of K-12 social studies student experience. Upon entering 12th grade, students should be ready to synthesize and apply this content-rich experience to the study of contemporary and/or historic public issues and to increase awareness of their rights and responsibilities as a citizen. Students should be motivated to engage in the analysis of public policies and issues that are relevant to individual students. Fundamental to "Participation in Government" is a course of study that has students defining, analyzing, monitoring, and discussing issues and policies. The course reflects an issue-based approach to public policy; the tools and skills needed in real-world learning experiences; and the knowledge needed for effective citizenship. (BTS)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York