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Giroux, Henry A. – Peter Lang New York, 2011
"Education and the Crisis of Public Values" examines American society's shift away from democratic public values, the ensuing move toward a market-driven mode of education, and the last decade's growing social disinvestment in youth. The book discusses the number of ways that the ideal of public education as a democratic public sphere has been…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Charter Schools, Democracy, Public School Teachers
Benavidez, Max – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This dissertation examines the nexus of communication, diversity, and policy setting in major institutions--higher education, the media, and government--in an historical era when the Internet, social networks, mobile devices, and other forms of digital media define the times. The ultimate aim is to develop a new, conditional lexicon that provides…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mass Media, Government Role, Dictionaries
Gordon, Pamela Jane – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This project builds on existing literature which argues that schools, given their broad reaching influence, can serve as central institutions to help encourage and sustain civic engagement (Bixby & Pace, 2008; Branson, 2001; CIRCLE, 2003; Gutmann, 1987; Putnam, 2000; Flanagan & Faison, 2001; Galston, 2003; Atkins & Hart, 2002; Torney-Purta,…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Urban Schools, Citizenship Education, Civics
Elmore, Richard F., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2011
This book's title, "I Used to Think... And Now I Think...", is borrowed from an exercise often used at the end of teacher professional development sessions, in which participants write down how what they've learned has changed their thinking. The resulting essays model the ongoing process of reflection and growth among those deeply committed to…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Democracy, Unions, Educational Change
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2011
In these complicated new times, many new teachers begin their careers in urban and other schools with increasingly diverse student populations. And as people know, many new teachers leave those schools--and some leave teaching altogether--after just a few years in the field. In today's world, policy makers, politicians, educational leaders, the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Needs, Needs Assessment, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Sullivan, Susan Crawford; Post, Margaret A. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2011
College students are in a key developmental stage for cultivating their civic identities. This article draws on a case example to show how courses focused on educating students for democratic citizenship--courses on leadership, community organizing, social movements, or other related topics--prove to be excellent venues for integrating Catholic…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Higher Education, Democracy
Toth, Shannon Lindsay; Morrison, Serina Cinnamon – Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, 2011
This study reflects an autoethnographic conversation between two graduate students whose purpose is to explore the tensions teachers face in the classroom as they are confronted with the demands of a standards-based curriculum while striving to assert themselves as educators for democratic citizenship. These tensions manifest in the most…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Tenure, Citizenship, Democracy
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Davis, Robert A. – Ethics and Education, 2011
In the critical assessment of the rise of what Jameson has termed the modern centred subject...the lived experience of individual consciousness as a monadic and autonomous centre of activity, significant attention has been devoted to the impact of the institutions of the late eighteenth century "bourgeois cultural revolution" such as the family…
Descriptors: Mothers, Democracy, Family Environment, Parent Child Relationship
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Glover, Robert W.; Tagliarina, Daniel – Journal of Political Science Education, 2011
Political science is a challenging field, particularly when it comes to undergraduate teaching. If we are to engage in something more than uncritical ideological instruction, it demands from the student a willingness to approach alien political ideas with intellectual generosity. Yet, students within introductory classes often harbor inherited…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Political Science, College Instruction, Introductory Courses
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Sheppard, Shelby; Ashcraft, Catherine; Larson, Bruce E. – Ethics and Education, 2011
A wealth of research suggests the importance of classroom discussion of controversial issues for adequately preparing students for participation in democratic life. Teachers, and the larger public, however, still shy away from such discussion. Much of the current research seeking to remedy this state of affairs focuses exclusively on developing…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Classroom Environment, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Citizenship Education
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Erickson, Lynnette B. – Teacher Education and Practice, 2011
Some might question whether teacher education programs have an obligation to promote or enhance the teaching of civic responsibility and engagement, especially if they believe that the primary purpose of education is to prepare students to enter the workforce or be successful as individuals. However, others have a more encompassing view of…
Descriptors: Expertise, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Petchauer, Emery – Urban Education, 2011
This study illustrates a set of learning activities designed from two hip-hop aesthetics and explores their use among a classroom of African American preservice teachers who graduated from urban school districts. Based on the two hip-hop aesthetics of kinetic consumption and autonomy/distance, the specific goal of these learning activities is to…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Educational Strategies, Preservice Teachers, Urban Schools
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Israeli, Liora – Journal of Peace Education, 2011
This article examines the educational work towards tolerance by analyzing two opposed social views in children's stories: "The ugly duckling" by H.C. Andersen and "Raspberry Juice" by H. Shenav. "The ugly duckling" depicts a social state based on the evolutional ladder, where the white entity is at the top, and the black one is at the bottom,…
Descriptors: Democracy, Literary Criticism, Democratic Values, Critical Thinking
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Papastephanou, Marianna – Educational Theory, 2011
In this essay, Marianna Papastephanou discusses three books--Michalinos Zembylas's "The Politics of Trauma in Education"; Sigal Ben-Porath's "Citizenship Under Fire: Democratic Education in Times of Conflict"; and Kenneth Saltman's "Capitalizing on Disaster: Taking and Breaking Public Schools"--from the perspective of the material causality of…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Theories, Democratic Values, Role of Education
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Gregory, Maughn – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2011
As conceived by founders Matthew Lipman and Ann Margaret Sharp, Philosophy for Children is a humanistic practice with roots in the Hellenistic tradition of philosophy as a way of life given to the search for meaning, in American pragmatism with its emphasis on qualitative experience, collaborative inquiry and democratic society, and in American…
Descriptors: Children, Philosophy, Humanism, Life Style
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