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ERIC Number: ED529160
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 198
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6104-8515-9
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Curriculum on the Edge of Survival: How Schools Fail to Prepare Students for Membership in a Democracy. 2nd Edition
Heller, Daniel
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Typically, school curriculum has been viewed through the lens of preparation for the workplace or higher education, both worthy objectives. However, this is not the only lens, and perhaps not even the most powerful one to use, if the goal is to optimize the educational system. "Curriculum on the Edge of Survival, 2nd Edition," attempts to define basic aspects of the curriculum when viewed through the larger lens of a school as the principal instrument through which we maintain an effective democracy. In that case, the purpose of education is to prepare our students to take their rightful place as active members of a democracy. This purpose is larger than workplace or college readiness, and in fact subsumes them. The second edition of "Curriculum on the Edge of Survival" posits four major starting points for education under the purpose of preparing students for functional membership in a democracy: kindness, thinking, problem solving, and communications. These four foundational elements should be taught in every class, at every level, every day. They form the backbone of a great educational system. [For the first edition, "Curriculum on the Edge of Survival: How Schools Fail to Prepare Students for Membership in a Democracy," see ED498747.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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