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Parker, Walter C., Ed. – 2002
Liberal democracies depend on the knowledge, character, and imagination of their citizens. Three assumptions underlie this collection of essays on democracy and education: (1) democracy is morally superior to autocracy, whether religious or secular, utopian or mundane; (2) democracies are rare historically and inherently fragile; and (3) there can…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Cultural Context, Curriculum Development
Patrick, John J., Ed.; Leming, Robert S., Ed. – 2001
This collection of essays was derived from a meeting sponsored by the Center for Civic Education (California) and conducted by the Social Studies Development Center (Indiana). The meeting's central theme was education for democratic citizenship of prospective social studies teachers. Following an introduction, essays in the collection are: (1)…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education
Patrick, John J., Ed.; Hamot, Gregory E., Ed.; Leming, Robert S., Ed. – 2003
The 2002 R. Freeman Butts Institute on Civic Learning in Teacher Education, which met in Indianapolis, Indiana, from May 17-21, 2002, was the source for this book. The central theme of the meeting was education for democratic citizenship in the college/university-based preparation of prospective teachers. Following an Introduction, twelve papers…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics