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ERIC Number: EJ775961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0633
Simulations and the Dynamics of Racial and Gender Gaps in Civic Competence
Bernstein, Jeffrey L.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n111 p89-96 Fall 2007
This chapter takes the somewhat unorthodox stance that the central purpose of an introductory political science course is not to prepare students for future political science courses but rather to prepare them for a lifetime of democratic citizenship. It suggests that the way to do this is not by primarily teaching content but by offering opportunities to learn and practice citizenship skills. After detailing the simulation-based course the author had designed to teach these skills, he presents evidence that suggests that this approach may address some long-term inequalities in political participation and engagement across racial and gender lines. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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