ERIC Number: EJ938604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 0
Enhancing Understanding of Social Responsibility through Intentional Teacher Education Programming: A Profession's Imperative
Miels, Jill C.
Teacher Education and Practice, v24 n3 p327-329 Sum 2011
Universities are central to promoting the idea of civic engagement. As for teacher education programs, the author believes that civic engagement is the ultimate outcome for the profession. She argues that civic engagement should be the responsibility of every individual, but often it rests solely on the shoulders of classroom teachers. In offering her interpretation of civic engagement as it relates to teacher education, the author proposes that the term is widely implemented in teacher preparation programs and is defined even more widely, which of course affects its implementation. Furthermore, in contemplating the deeply rooted beliefs that have been part of American social doctrine since the country's inception, she finds that civic engagement appears as a unifying theme over and over again.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Citizen Participation, Social Responsibility, Curriculum Implementation, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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