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ERIC Number: EJ910708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Does It Mean to Die for Your Country? Preservice Teachers' Views regarding Teaching the Pledge of Allegiance
Chiodo, John J.; Martin, Leisa A.; Worthington, Andrew
Educational Forum, v75 n1 p38-51 2011
For many Americans, citizenship and patriotism are associated with reciting the nation's Pledge of Allegiance. Therefore, this study asks the following questions: What do future teachers think about the concepts embedded in the Pledge, and what are their opinions on the usefulness of the Pledge in schools, as well as society in general? Results indicated that future or preservice teachers believed the loyalty and patriotic aspects of the Pledge to be useful for K-12 students, but did not find a personal value in their own recitation of the Pledge. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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