ERIC Number: EJ938612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 2
Teaching Duty and Voice
Campbell, David E.
Teacher Education and Practice, v24 n3 p359-361 Sum 2011
In the author's research, he has found that there are two key elements of an effective civic education: (1) duty; and (2) voice. In this article, he elaborates on what he means by these terms, but first he notes that--perhaps ironically--neither speaks to the content of a civics curriculum. He believes that it is possible to reach consensus on what young people ought to know about their political system. He focuses on two aspects of how civics should be taught. While, initially, they may seem noncontroversial, he argues that putting them into practice will be controversial indeed. He contends that the health of people's democracy rests on having a citizenry that has learned to balance duty and voice.
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Citizenship Responsibility, Citizen Participation, Democratic Values, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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