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ERIC Number: EJ1159334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
What Kind of Citizens Do We Need?
Westheimer, Joel
Educational Leadership, v75 n3 p12-18 Nov 2017
The curriculum of K-12 schools is scrutinized, Westheimer claims, because what we teach can be a proxy for the kind of society and citizen we hope to create. People need to look closely at what kinds of citizenship skills public schools are promoting. Westheimer recommends three practices we should inject into education to prepare youth to be citizens in a democracy: teach students to question; expose students to multiple perspectives; and focus on the local.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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