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ERIC Number: EJ878501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
Citizenship Education in Elementary Schools that Serve New Immigrants
Dorner, Lisa M.; Hager, Emily; Peate, Maria Meza
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v22 n2 p23-26 Nov-Dec 2009
Currently about 20 percent of U.S. school children have at least one immigrant parent. Across the country, urban, suburban, and rural schools alike are facing increasingly diverse student bodies. This demographic change shapes nationwide discourse on "citizenship" and, in turn, citizenship education. In this article, the authors explore new avenues for elementary schools facing these realities, providing examples of innovative approaches and projects that encourage the practice of citizenship for all students. They demonstrate how schools use the power of diversity, community, and student action to ensure learning about democratic participation, the democratic path, and the meaning of "e pluribus unum." (Contains 17 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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