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Burroughs, Susie; Brocato, Kay; Hopper, Peggy F.; Sanders, Angela – Educational Forum, 2009
Educators from Europe, Latin America, and the United States convened to explore issues inherent in democratic citizenship. Media literacy, a central component of democratic citizenship, was studied in depth. Data from the camp were examined for evidence of the participants' understandings of media literacy and how it might be taught. Results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Media Literacy, Citizenship
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Asen, Robert – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2004
This essay calls for a reorientation in scholarly approaches to civic engagement from asking questions of what to asking questions of how. I advance a discourse theory of citizenship as a mode of public engagement. Attending to modalities of citizenship recognizes its fluid and quotidian enactment and considers action that is purposeful,…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Democracy
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Foley, Jean Ann; Morris, Doug; Gounari, Panayota; Agostinone-Wilson, Faith – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2015
As critical pedagogy becomes more mainstream on the educational landscape in the United States, it is important to revisit the original tenets of critical pedagogy and explore their current manifestations. Since the beginning of "criticalism" from the theoretical/foundational work of the Frankfurt School of Critical Social Theory,…
Descriptors: Marxian Analysis, Critical Theory, Social Theories, Social Justice
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Ampofo, S. Y.; Bizimana, B.; Ndayambaje, I.; Karongo, V.; Lawrence, K. Lyn; Orodho, J. A. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
This study examined the social and spill-over benefits as motivating factors to investment in formal education in selected countries in Africa. The paper had three objectives, namely) to profile the key statistics of formal schooling; ii) examine the formal education and iii) link national goals of education with expectations in Ghana, Kenya and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Influences, Motivation, Role of Education
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Norton, Ann; Wilson, Kristin – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
This study is an examination of the state of the liberal arts curriculum in community colleges in three geographic regions of the United States. From a constructivist paradigm and using globalization theory as a theoretical framework, this multiple case study examined faculty work life and administrative processes related to curriculum change in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Liberal Arts, Constructivism (Learning), Global Approach
Zoeller, Geoffrey W., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Education in a free society requires that students are provided with a provocative and thoughtful curriculum and learning materials that will prepare them to function as productive adult citizens in a diverse and changing world. Textbooks and curricular materials that engage the rising generation in the study of social ideas, problems, and issues…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Textbooks, Printed Materials, Democracy
Rosas, Marisela – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Researchers, politicians, and the public have criticized colleges and universities for not effectively preparing college students to be active participants in their communities and within a democratic society. Institutional initiatives on civic engagement have focused on community service and service-learning initiatives to meet this demand. The…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Activism, Democracy, Ethnic Groups
Pryor, Caroline R. – Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, 2010
There are various ideas about the root causes of bullying, such as the bully's prior victimization or perception of a student's position in a perceived popular peer group. Remediation suggestions include using various types of literature to help students gain interpersonal perspective from the lives of others. Some research notes that parental and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Elementary Secondary Education, Democracy, Community Involvement
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Heise, Donalyn – Art Education, 2010
This article provides a rationale for integrating folk art in an urban K-12 art classroom to provide meaningful instruction for all students. The integration of folk art can provide a safe, nurturing environment for all students to learn by acknowledging the value of art in the community. It can prepare students for participation in a democratic…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Democracy, Art Education, Art Teachers
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McClain, Leslie; Ylimaki, Rose; Ford, Michael P. – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
At the heart of democratic leadership rests a deep respect for what it means to be human, the cultivation of the common good, and the need to act according to one's own direction. If democratic leadership aims to create an environment in which people are encouraged and supported in "aspiring to truths about the world" (Woods, 2005, p. xvi), then…
Descriptors: Humanism, Individualism, Democracy, Leadership
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Kelly, Deirdre M. – Teacher Education and Practice, 2010
A concern for social justice in teacher education raises questions about the ways that schooling has failed to serve many students from diverse backgrounds. Who gets how much schooling is still an important issue. Equally vital is the kind of education that children and youth receive--and who decides. A focus on social and historical context…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Democracy, Educational Change, Student Diversity
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Gainer, Jesse S. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
This article explores issues of critical media literacy with middle school students in an urban setting in the United States. The author focuses on data from a qualitative study engaging students in the reading and writing of video texts. The article examines intersections of issues relating to the "crisis of representation" in social science…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Social Sciences, Media Literacy, Middle School Students
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Iverson, Susan V.; James, Jennifer H. – Innovative Higher Education, 2010
The authors investigated the impact of 22 pre-service teachers' participation in a change-oriented service-learning project on their conceptions of citizenship as civic actors and civic educators. The goal of this project was to push students toward adopting more critically conscious and activist conceptions of citizenship as aligned with the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Citizenship, Democracy, Service Learning
Fredrick, Kathy – School Library Monthly, 2010
It is important for educators to find the appropriate tool to unlock learning possibilities for students. A first step toward using the appropriate tool is for school librarians to review the course of study. They need to look at the units and projects taught in the past. They then need to think about how to integrate Web 2.0 applications to…
Descriptors: Democracy, Librarians, School Libraries, Computer Uses in Education
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Wildemeersch, Danny; Vandenabeele, Joke – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
This paper explores how the report "Learning through Life" exemplifies the dominant policy discourse on lifelong learning emphasizing strongly individual social mobility. The paper explores further how this functionalist and reductionist turn in (adult) education has come about and how concepts of democratic citizenship and education may create…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Role of Education, Futures (of Society), Citizenship
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