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ERIC Number: EJ938599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Issues-Centered Education: A Path to Civic Engagement
Kaviani, Khodadad
Teacher Education and Practice, v24 n3 p279-300 Sum 2011
Fifty-five teacher candidates explained their ideas about the purpose of education, controversy, and balanced instruction. In a quarter-long course that focused on effective teaching methods, these future teachers experienced a civic engagement project based on Socratic discussion about the Pledge of Allegiance. This qualitative study argues that preparing new teachers for thoughtful citizenship can go beyond mastering content knowledge and should emphasize skills and attitudes that are essential for maintaining and promoting open exchanges of ideas and informed decision making based on reason. Therefore, issues-centered education can provide a framework for socializing new teachers in meaningful learning experiences in and out of classrooms that promote effective citizenship. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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