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ERIC Number: EJ1156378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0148-432X
Real Teaching in an Era of Fake News
Colglazier, Will
American Educator, v41 n3 p10-11 Fall 2017
Against the backdrop of our country's current political climate, the author sometimes wonder if he is doing his job as a high school history teacher to the best of his ability. He doesn't see his role as simply covering what's in the textbook or helping students analyze current events. Rather, he believes it's his professional responsibility--his civic duty-- to teach students the democratic ideals necessary for an enlightened citizenry. By helping them learn to make a valid claim, marshal evidence in support of it, and critique others' views, he is imparting to students some of the real-world knowledge and skills they will need to succeed not only in college and in career but also in an increasingly uncertain world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (San Francisco)
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