ERIC Number: ED481632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Terrorists, Despots, and Democracy: What Our Children Need To Know.
Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, Washington, DC.
People will debate for many years to come the causes and implications of the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York City and the Pentagon (District of Columbia). In such challenging times, educators rightly wonder about their proper role. What should they teach young U.S. students? What are the implications for the K-12 curriculum and for the work of teachers? The goal of this report is to furnish constructive advice and helpful information to educators who earnestly seek to do right by students while tackling some of the most perplexing and difficult challenges that educators face. The report is divided into four parts: (1) "Why This Report?" (Chester E. Finn, Jr.); (2) "What Children Need to Know about Terrorism, Despotism, and Democracy" (Richard Rodriguez; Walter Russell Mead; Victor Davis Hanson; Kenneth R. Weinstein; Lynne Cheney; Craig Kennedy; Andrew J. Rotherham; Kay Hymovitz; William Damon); (3) "How to Teach about Terrorism, Despotism, and Democracy" (William J. Bennett; Lamar Alexander; Erich Martel; Katherine Kersten; William Galston; Jeffrey Mirel; Mary Beth Klee; Sheldon M. Stern; Lucien Ellington); and (4) "What Teachers Need to Know about America and the World" (Abraham Lincoln introduced by Amy Kass; E.D. Hirsch, Jr.; John Agresto; Gloria Sesso; John Pyne; James Q. Wilson; Theodore Rabb; Sandra Stotsky; Ellen Shnidman; Mitchell B. Pearlstein; Stephen Schwartz; Stanley Kurtz; Tony Blair). Contains an extensive list of resources for teachers. (BT)
Descriptors: Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Sources, Student Needs, Teacher Role, Terrorism, World History
For full text: http://www.edexcellence.net/doc/Democracy.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; New York (New York)