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ERIC Number: EJ988719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
iCivics
Wormeli, Rick
Educational Leadership, v69 n7 p50-54 Apr 2012
According to former Supreme Court Judge Sandra Day O'Connor, active citizenship requires that students know how to persuade others by logic, seek consensus, understand and create constructive dissent, and practice other vital critical-thinking skills. However, in the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress in civics, only one in four students performed at the proficient level--the level appropriate for healthy participation as a citizen of the United States. To remedy this situation, O'Connor launched iCivics, a nonprofit organization that maintains an interactive Website dedicated to teaching middle school students about laws, U.S. government, individual rights, courts, politics, and other elements of civil society.
ASCD. 1703 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311-1714. Tel: 800-933-2723; Tel: 703-578-9600; Fax: 703-575-5400; Web site: http://www.ascd.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bill of Rights
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress