ERIC Number: EJ475036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Controversy and the Teaching of Authentic Civic Values.
Levitt, Gregory A.; Longstreet, Wilma S.
Social Studies, v84 n4 p142-48 Jul-Aug 1993
Argues that teaching authentic civic values in schools frequently requires teaching about controversial issues. Asserts that adequate teacher preparation and continued inservice education is essential for effective instruction about contemporary social problems. Includes two model lessons and a list of organizations that offer materials for civic values instruction. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Democratic Values, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies, Social Values, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution