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ERIC Number: EJ822373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Teaching for Democratic Practice: Three Strategies for the Social Studies Methods Course
Pryor, Caroline R.
Teacher Education and Practice, v16 n2 p171-185 Sum 2003
This article discusses three strategies designed to support a college of education mission to prepare democratic practitioners. These strategies are: increasing civic knowledge (Butts, 1993), reflecting on civic values (Ross & Yeager, 1999), and organizing field experiences that promote democratic practice (Rainer & Guyton, 1999). Activities for implementing these strategies in K-6 methods courses are discussed. Outcomes of the activities included: (a) an online annotated bibliography of children's literature for teaching civics, (b) preservice teachers' analyses of civic values used by their mentor teacher, and (c) implementation of lesson plans modified for democratic practice. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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