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Farkas, Steve; Duffett, Ann M. – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2010
Notwithstanding all the studies and data on schooling today, one has to go back more than a decade--to the 1998 Public Agenda study "A Lot to Be Thankful For"--for a serious attempt to examine what parents think public schools should teach children about citizenship. The annual Phi Delta Kappan/Gallup poll on schooling has not asked…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Public School Teachers, Citizenship Education, Focus Groups
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Blum, Lawrence – Theory and Research in Education, 2007
Ben-Porath sees patriotism as involving attachment to fellow citizens as part of a shared fate community. Wingo places shared values at the center of patriotism. Miller argues that political ties to fellow nationals stemming from participation in imposing laws and policies on them will also generate obligations to non-nationals (especially the…
Descriptors: Patriotism, Definitions, Moral Values, Community Characteristics
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Helsabeck, Robert E. – Journal of Research and Development in Education, 1972
It seems that what is indicated for policies affecting student participation in campus governance is a mixed model, involving both communitarian structures for some decisions and a separation of powers for others. (Author)
Descriptors: Colleges, Conceptual Schemes, Decision Making, Governance
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Peach, Lucinda – Update on Law-Related Education, 1986
Examines how the framers of the Constitution came to choose our system of government, how that system was designed to function, and how the separation of powers has served to maintain our democracy despite attempts to violate it. (JDH)
Descriptors: Civics, Colonial History (United States), Constitutional History, Constitutional Law
Bill of Rights in Action, 1987
The dimensions of the separation of powers principle are explored through three lessons in the subject areas of U.S. history, U.S. government, and world history. In 1748, a French nobleman, Baron de Montesquieu, wrote a book called "The Spirit of the Laws," in which he argued that there could be no liberty when all government power was…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law
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Gray, Leslie; Burroughs, Wynell – Social Education, 1987
Using a copy of a February 1937 letter from the publisher of the Gannett newspapers as a discussion springboard, this article provides historical background and teaching suggestions for addressing the issue of the separation of powers through Franklin Roosevelt's attempt to 'pack' the Supreme Court. (JDH)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Rossum, Ralph A. – Teaching Political Science, 1986
Addresses the contribution of separation of powers and checks and balances in resolving the rival defects of democratic ineptitude and majority tyranny as the Founders framed the Constitution. Contends the Founders structured the government so that the three branches could keep each other in their proper places. Discusses Anti- Federalist…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Government Role, Governmental Structure, Higher Education
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Wilson, James Q. – Public Interest, 1987
The constitutional mandate of separation of powers preserves liberty and slows the pace of political change. Defects in this system are discussed. Remedies for the defects must be found in the "unwritten constitution," comprised of customs and arrangements that allow the government to work. (PS)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Federal Government, Governmental Structure
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Taylor, Bonnie – Social Studies Review, 1988
This article offers a class activity on separation of powers and checks and balances within the U.S. government. Based on Franklin Delano Roosevelt's attempt to push through legislation for the New Deal of the 1930s by "packing" the U.S. Supreme Court, the activity includes worksheets and teaching suggestions. (JDH)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Democracy, Government (Administrative Body), Law Related Education
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Jenkins, Steve – Update on Law-Related Education, 1986
Presents a case study involving students in the issue of separation of powers as applied to the 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act. Students examine the case of Jagdish Rai Chadha, an immigrant threatened with deportation whose problems resulted in 1983 U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring legislative veto provision of Immigration and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Civics, Constitutional Law, Federal Government
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Turner, John J., Jr. – History Teacher, 2007
For students of history, the acrimonious and contentious 1876 presidential canvass came to mind during the 2000 election imbroglio. Democrat Samuel J. Tilden won the popular vote, but to the dismay of outraged Democrats, an electoral commission of eight Republicans and seven Democrats decided along strict party lines to give twenty disputed…
Descriptors: United States History, Elections, Politics, Political Power
Wessell, Nils Y. – Trusteeship, 1999
While conventional wisdom holds that higher education can learn much from business, the corporate world can also learn about leadership from the academy, including the practices of separation of power between the board chair and chief executive; collegial and less hierarchical organizational culture; performance reviews, common among academic…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Bureaucracy, Business Administration, College Administration
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Baker, Paige; And Others – Tribal College, 1994
Describes a study examining the political and administrative maturity of two American Indian tribes, one in a high state of development and one in a low state of development. Indicates that there was stability, separation of powers, and minimal conflict in the high development tribe, as well as more independence from federal authority. (MAB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Community Development
Rimmerman, Craig A. – Political Science Teacher, 1989
Stresses the need to challenge students' unrealistic ideas and heightened expectations of U.S. presidential performance. Maintains that college courses about the presidency must stress the role of the president within the context of democratic accountability, Madisonian principles, and the separation of powers doctrine. Discusses presidential…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Federal Government, Governmental Structure, Higher Education
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Colwell, William Bradley – Journal of Education Finance, 1998
Due to state legislatures' reluctance to initiate school-funding reform, judicial bodies are asked to provide relief from alleged inequities. Before providing judicial review, the judiciary must decide whether an issue is justiciable (does not violate separation of powers) and warrants court intervention. Children's education has not substantially…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Equity (Finance), Elementary Secondary Education, State Courts
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