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ERIC Number: EJ762513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0093-3104
Courage and Commitment: Paul Robeson, Peacebuilding, and Citizenship Education
Fernekes, William R.
Theory and Research in Social Education, v32 n1 p105-112 Win 2004
A suburban New Jersey high school's inclusion of Paul Robeson as a case study in peacebuilding citizenship education is profiled. Instructional approaches as well as student responses are described, highlighting the ways in which Robeson's life history intersected with core curriculum themes in U.S. and world history. Evidence from student work products, reflective examination of Robeson's social activism, and his commitment to core principles of social justice reveal that study of complex historical figures can enhance student understanding of the challenges citizens face when advocating policies that clash with powerful societal interests. The perseverance and idealism exhibited by Robeson set an example students can emulate when seeking to advance ideals of peace and social justice in their own communities. (Contains 1 table and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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