ERIC Number: EJ796334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Modeling Civic Engagement: A Student Conversation with Jonathan Kozol
Thacker, Peter; Christen, Richard S.
Educational Forum, v71 n1 p60-70 Mar 2006
Jonathan Kozol's visit to Portland, Oregon, in April 2005 included a dialogue with 55 urban middle and high school students about inequities in American schools. Students left this conversation with a stronger sense of the systemic impediments to equal education. They also felt that their voice had been heard on a topic of national import. This essay suggests that Kozol provided students with a model of patient civic engagement and that teachers who use Kozol's work should build on this framework.
Descriptors: Equal Education, Middle School Students, High School Students, Urban Schools, Citizen Participation, Authors, Modeling (Psychology)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon