ERIC Number: EJ938601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 3
Dialogues of Teacher Education: The Imperatives for Civic Engagement in Teacher Education
Jenlink, Patrick M.
Teacher Education and Practice, v24 n3 p316-319 Sum 2011
In this paper, the author aims to bring individuals together and engage in a meaningful, critical examination of selected topics that concern teacher educators and practitioners. The author focuses on the imperative of civic engagement--fostering democratic minds among a citizenry motivated and capable in civic engagement--which is evermore important. At the heart of a democratic society is the need for civic engagement to realize democracy. The realization of democracy is achieved when the function of education in a democratic society and the function of democracy in education are fully embraced and understood by a public and its educational system. Therein lies the import of the imperative for civic engagement in teacher education.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Democratic Values, Citizenship Education, Educational Needs, Citizenship Responsibility, Social Responsibility, Critical Theory
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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