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Kohli, Wendy – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Argues that, through education, we can create a democratic culture and that, within a democratic culture, education may flourish. Locates the roots of this belief in the rebelliousness and critical mind set of the Enlightenment. Considers how to honor and extend this thinking in current educational practices. (MJP)
Descriptors: American Dream, Citizenship Education, Civics, Consciousness Raising
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Ross, E. Wayne – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Maintains that the debate over the social studies curriculum has been heavily influenced by a small group of conservative foundations, academics, and the federal government. These groups work toward creating an ideological consensus that promotes a national identity and strives to preserve European American dominant culture. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Conservatism, Curriculum Development
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Mathison, Sandra – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Illustrates how school evaluation can lead to substantive and genuine involvement of all stake holders (students, parents, teachers, the community, administrators, government, and funding agencies) in an effort to make judgments about what is right and good in schools. Includes a six-step process for evaluating school programs. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Critical Thinking, Democratic Values
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Giroux, Henry A. – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Recounts the recent debate over family values, civic culture, and cinematic violence and considers the implications for educators. Uses this national debate as a case study to investigate efforts to exercise control over and limit the democratization of culture. Argues for an expanded notion of civic culture. (MJP)
Descriptors: American Dream, Citizenship Education, Civics, Cultural Images
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McDowell, Ceasar L. – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Posits three interdependent languages that we use to make democracy work: (1) language of possibility; (2) language of critique; and (3) language of action. Argues for the creation and incorporation of a fourth, the language of transition. This allows for the exploration of spaces between the other three. (MJP)
Descriptors: Alienation, American Dream, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility
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Schlene, Vickie J. – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Presents an annotated bibliography of educational resources from the ERIC database related to democratic education. The materials include digests, monographs, journal articles, and academic papers. The citations include all relevant bibliographic information and a short abstract, as well as, information on ordering and locating the materials. (MJP)
Descriptors: American Dream, Annotated Bibliographies, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility
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Butts, R. Freeman – International Journal of Social Education, 1993
Maintains that the world is nearing the end of a great age of democratic revolutions. Asserts that civic or citizenship education is in danger of being sidetracked by the national educational reform movement. Argues that "CIVITAS," a civic education curriculum framework, provides a model for effective citizenship education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics
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Brady, H. Robert – International Journal of Social Education, 1993
Reviews the origins and development of social studies. Maintains the concept of social studies was derived from the progressive period and based on a vision of a republic built on participatory citizenship. Asserts that social studies is an interpretative, ever-changing process that defies reduction to a single academic discipline. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Democratic Values
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Dynneson, Thomas L. – International Journal of Social Education, 1993
Describes the ongoing debate between the student-centered and the discipline-centered approach to curriculum development. Contends that the demand that social studies be made more discipline centered for economic/vocational reasons may result in a loss of the social education skills that employers rate as important. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Democratic Values
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Adler, Susan A.; And Others – International Journal of Social Education, 1993
Discusses the potential impact that the America 2000 reform effort might have on social studies and citizenship education. Argues that the preoccupation of America 2000 and the business community is short-sighted. Calls for social studies educators to recommit themselves. (CF)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Critical Thinking
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Orwin, Clifford; Forbes, H. D. – International Journal of Social Education, 1994
Summarizes E. D. Hirsch's book, "Cultural Literacy," focusing on four separate arguments. Compares U.S. and Canadian education and society, particularly in relationship to multiculturalism and bilingualism. Concludes that Hirsch trivializes culture by presenting as no more than a common convention of effective national communication.…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background
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Partington, Geoffrey – International Journal of Social Education, 1994
Maintains that E. D. Hirsch's book, "Cultural Literacy," is based on an anthropological rather than a normative view of societies and, therefore, does not claim that one society is more cultured than another. Concludes that historical understanding or other forms of cultural literacy requires wider criteria of significance than Hirsch…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Traits, Democratic Values
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Entwistle, Harold – International Journal of Social Education, 1994
Maintains that, from very different points on the ideological spectrum, citizenship and citizenship education have been added to the political agenda. Argues that political theory, distinct from descriptive civics, is more relevant to the political development of citizens. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics
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Spring, Joel – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Asserts that the representative form of government and the public schools in the United States are not supportive of democracy. Argues that the democratic features of representative government envisioned by the writers of the Constitution were undermined by the growth of the nation's population. Recommends some political and educational…
Descriptors: American Dream, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Democracy
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Steinberg, Shirley R.; Kincheloe, Joe L. – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Illustrates the ways that a cultural studies approach to teacher education can expand the vision of democracy and citizenship. Analyzes the development and subsequent breakdown of the economic foundations of 20th-century life and offers new understandings that can be used to inform a democratically aware teacher education program. (MJP)
Descriptors: American Dream, Capitalism, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility
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