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ERIC Number: ED480578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0196-4984
Civic Education.
Poliakoff, Anne Rogers, Ed.
Basic Education, v47 n4 May/Jun 2003
Civic education, not so long ago, was regarded as a core purpose of grade school preparation for adulthood, a mandate to educate young people about U.S. history, freedom and values, and citizenship's responsibilities. The landmark 1999 Civic Education Study, conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, found the mean scores of U.S. 14-year-olds significantly higher than the international means of 28 other countries. This issue of "Basic Education" begins by looking overseas to the Czech Republic in the article "Civic Education in the Czech Republic: Citizenship after the Fall of Communism" (Ondrej Hausenblas) that recounts the challenges facing citizenship education in a post-communist society. The article, "A North Carolina Partnership Shares Lessons Learned about Civic Education" (Debra Henzey), brings readers to North Carolina, where a statewide collaborative works with public schools and community organizations to support civic education. The article "Service Learning: A Promising Practice" (La Verna Fountain) explores how students may acquire a new sense of civic responsibility and experience their capacity to shape public policy. The article "What's in a Name: Law Related and Civic Education" (Annette Boyd Pitts) examines how classroom exercises such as the case study and debate bring to life legal processes, principles of law, rights, and responsibilities. (BT)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Council for Basic Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic; North Carolina