ERIC Number: EJ613647
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Beyond Civics: Paying Attention to the Contexts of Citizenship Education.
Sears, Alan; Perry, Mark
Education Canada, v40 n3 p28-31 Fall 2000
Too often citizenship education in schools is sterile and removed from real issues--it is designed to teach about democracy, not practice it. Classroom practices are less important than school culture and classroom climate. Students need to see and experience democracy in their schools; teacher education programs, educational systems, and high stakes tests should recognize that. (TD)
Descriptors: Authoritarianism, Citizenship Education, Classroom Environment, Context Effect, Democracy, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, High Stakes Tests, Participative Decision Making, School Culture, Student Government, Student Rights, Student School Relationship, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Note: Theme issue title: "Educating for Democracy. Pour preparer les citoyens et citoyennes de demain."