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ERIC Number: EJ938602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Necessary Elements of Civic Engagement in Teacher Education
Fernlund, Phyllis
Teacher Education and Practice, v24 n3 p320-323 Sum 2011
In this paper, the author discusses the necessary elements of civic engagement in teacher education and responsibility for schools. For over 50 years, John Goodlad conducted research, created an institute to study education in a democratic society, and formed 25 partnership sites to engage in research and practice. The National Network for Renewal was founded at sites that were building active partnerships of colleges of arts and sciences, schools of education, and preK-12 schools. One of Goodlad's (1994) principles speaks to civic engagement. Civic engagement in teacher preparation is not a task for a school of education alone. The entire university plays a critical role in educating undergraduate students in a variety of courses and community experiences "to see the moral and civic dimensions of issues, to make informed moral and civic judgments, and to take action when appropriate." The experiences in undergraduate education create a rich foundation for civic engagement. Here, the author discusses the use of action research as an approach to achieve the goals of civic engagement in teacher preparation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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