ERIC Number: EJ1159334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
What Kind of Citizens Do We Need?
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.
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Critical Thinking, Skill Development, Perspective Taking
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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