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Levinson, Meira, Ed.; Fay, Jacob, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2019
Teaching in a democracy is challenging and filled with dilemmas that have no easy answers. For example, how do educators meet their responsibilities of teaching civic norms and dispositions while remaining nonpartisan? "Democratic Discord in Schools" features eight normative cases of complex dilemmas drawn from real events designed to…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Problem Solving, Cooperation
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A├žikalin, Mehmet – Journal of Social Science Education, 2014
This article provides an example of a social studies lesson from Turkish educational context in order to facilitate comparison with examples of social studies lessons from other parts of the world. This lesson was recorded in a 7th grade class at a middle school in one of the metropolitan neighborhoods in Istanbul. According to the current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Civil Rights, Comparative Education
Garcia-Penalvo, Francicso Jose – IGI Global, 2013
Our differences in language, cultures, and history around the world play a vital role in the way we learn. As technology-based education continues to be used worldwide, there is an ever growing interest in how multiculturalism comes into effect. Multiculturalism in Technology-Based Education: Case Studies on ICT-Supported Approaches explores the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Educational Technology, Cultural Pluralism, Teaching Methods
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Levine, Thomas H. – Social Studies, 2010
When, if ever, should social studies teacher educators and K-12 teachers seek to inculcate specific values, attitudes, and beliefs in their students? To address this question, the author offers a case from his own practice as a social studies teacher educator, illustrating how he promoted critical and divergent thinking during the first half of…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Social Studies, Teacher Role, Teacher Educators
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Russell, William Benedict, III; Waters, Stewart – Action in Teacher Education, 2010
This article examines how film can be used to engage students in critical thinking, and it offers a framework for using film to build citizens of character. We argue that the use of film in the classroom can help students analyze their values and decision making for the purpose of becoming effective citizens. A brief history of character education…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Films, Instructional Materials, Values Education
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Social Education, 2008
The last decade of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first have seen a marginalization of social studies curriculum, instruction, and assessment at all grade levels. In many state houses, in departments of education, and in school districts across this great nation, education for citizenship has taken a back seat to…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Position Papers, Citizenship Education
Torney-Purta, Judith; Lopez, Susan Vermeer – Education Commission of the States (NJ3), 2006
Representatives at the school, district and state levels, as well as scholars and researchers, have been working with the Education Commission of the States' National Center for Learning and Citizenship (ECS/NCLC) to define citizenship education expressed in terms of three strands forming a "braid" of civic competencies. This updated version of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Classroom Environment, Democracy, Citizenship Education
Tourney-Punta, Judith – Education Commission of the States, 2004
Representatives at the school, district and state levels, as well as scholars and researchers, have been working with the Education Commission of the States? National Center for Learning and Citizenship (ECS/NCLC) to define citizenship education in terms of three strands forming "a braid" of civic competencies. Beginning with the rationale and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Citizenship, Citizenship Education
Parker, Walter C. – 2003
This book contributes to the debate between proponents of multicultural education and those who favor a cultural literacy approach. The book demonstrates that educating for democratic citizenship in a multicultural society includes a fundamental respect for diversity. It bridges the widening gap between multicultural education and civic education;…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Literacy
Patrick, John J. – 2003
A recent report, "Educating Democracy: State Standards to Ensure a Civic Core," was issued by the Albert Shanker Institute of the American Federation of Teachers. This report comparatively analyzes and evaluates the standards for the teaching and learning of civics which state-level departments of education in the United States have…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Civics, Elementary Secondary Education
Patrick, John J. – 2003
During the past 30 years, there has been a global surge of democracy. For most people of the world today, democracy is the prevailing source of political legitimacy. In 2002, 121 of the world's 192 sovereign states could be recognized as democracies in terms of the minimal global standard for an electoral democracy. This digest discusses: (1) the…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. – 2003
This California examination teacher guide provides essential information and preparation guidelines for teachers and serves as an instructional aid in the classroom. The guide deals with the disciplines of economics, government/civics, and United States history. Each discipline area is divided into five main sections: (1) "Test Content"…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Civics, Economics
Branson, Margaret Stimmann – 2003
There is a necessary connection between civics and economics in education for democracy. This connection should be reflected in school curricula. This digest discusses: (1) federal legislation and programs promoting civics and economics; (2) the connections between civics and economics in the study of the U.S. Constitution; (3) the status of…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div. – 2002
Mock trials are more popular than ever because the Internet has evolved as a resource for all kinds of mock trial questions. Part of the mock trials appeal lies in the fun involved in preparing for and participating in the simulated trial. This revised edition of a booklet first published in 1987 informs teachers about how to use the mock trial…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
Idaho State Board of Education, Boise. – 2002
This teacher's guide outlines K-12 achievement standards for social studies in Idaho public schools. The guide is divided into 14 sections: (1) "364 Social Studies Standards"; (2) "365 Social Studies Standards Grade Kindergarten, Sections 366 through 378"; (3) "381 Social Studies Standards Grade 1, Sections 382 through…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education
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