ERIC Number: EJ446495
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Citizenship Education as the Central Purpose of the Social Studies: The Heavy Load of a Dead Metaphor.
Davis, O. L., Jr.
International Journal of Social Education, v6 n2 p33-36 Fall 1991
Suggests that citizenship education has been defined too literally and narrowly, resulting in loss of meaning for social studies. Argues that schools in the United States rest on solid civic motivations and were never intended to legitimate any particular school subject. Insists that every school subject must be understood to be based on civic purposes. (DK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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