ERIC Number: EJ430536
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Democracy in Elementary School Classes.
Holmes, Emma E.
Social Education, v55 n3 p176-78 Mar 1991
Maintains that citizenship education is a major goal of elementary school, social studies instruction. Explains four strategies to establish democracy in the classroom: discussions, democratic decision making, modeling, and examining reasons for democratic behaviors. Stresses linking rights to responsibilities and promoting respect for self and others. Highlights teachers' role in cooperating with students to create democratic classrooms. (NL)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Decision Making, Democracy, Democratic Values, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Prosocial Behavior, Self Esteem, Social Studies, Student Participation, Student Responsibility, Student Rights, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A