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ERIC Number: EJ1003779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Close up on Capital Punishment: Challenging Students' Ideas of Justice
Harrison, Christopher W.
Social Education, v76 n5 p249-250 Oct 2012
Capital punishment, still practiced in many countries around the world, represents a highly controversial human rights issue. As citizens of the world, the existence of a diversity of death penalties challenges some of the most cherished and universal values. For social studies educators seeking to move their students toward finding their voice as global citizens, the issue presents an important opportunity for dialogue. By offering one's students relevant cases that challenge their understanding of justice, teachers can help them bridge the gap between the classroom and meaningful social action. (Contains 5 notes and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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