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ERIC Number: EJ773757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
Connecting Civics Studies to Real-Life Experiences: Research and Recommendations
O'Brien, Kelley
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v40 n2 p74-77 Win 2004
National and statewide research indicates that there is a special role for schools in preparing youth to become active, engaged participants in a democratic society. Unlike many of the roles that schools have assumed, this is not a new role; it is a role that was envisioned by the founding fathers. The results of several national studies strongly recommend several simple strategies for schools and teachers to use when preparing students to be responsible, contributing members of society: (1) Build on youth interest in service; (2) Reach out to diverse youth; (3) Connect curricula to relevant issues; and (4) Reach out to parents. Children deserve to be well prepared to participate in a democratic society, especially when so many vital aspects of the future depend upon it--from economic vitality to public support of schools to strong communities. With the help of teachers, administrators, and school leaders, schools are poised to resume their civic mission. (Contains 2 charts.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina