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Vontz, Thomas S. – 1997
Focusing on the most recent standards movement and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) framework for civics and government, this paper attempts to use the standards and framework to construct a synthesis model of civic education, to analyze the model through the perspectives of five civic education theorists, and to subject the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics
Vontz, Thomas S. – 1997
This paper explores the varying definitions of civic education through time. The essay provides a framework through which to view the 1916 seminal report of the National Education Association's Committee on Social Studies by examining the competing visions of civic education during the 18 years prior to the report. The conceptualizations of civic…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship, Citizenship Education
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Vontz, Thomas S. – International Journal of Social Education, 1997
Provides a selective, annotated bibliography of resources listed in the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database that relate specifically to civic education for democracy from a variety of international perspectives. Includes information about the ERIC system and how to obtain copies of materials cited in the bibliography. (DSK)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy
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Vontz, Thomas S.; Leming, Robert S. – International Journal of Social Education, 2005
Becoming a competent civic educator--one who can inspire and prepare students for informed, responsible, and humane participation in civic and political life--requires ongoing study of the content, pedagogy, and resources of civic education. Many elementary, middle, and high school teachers (and their students) would benefit from effective…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Citizenship Education, Civics
Leming, Robert S.; Vontz, Thomas S. – 1998
Intended for use by high school U.S. history and government teachers and students, these scripted trials and related materials are designed to help students develop an understanding about important ideas in the U.S. Constitution. The document focuses on three fundamental issues of the Bill of Rights: search and seizure, freedom of expression, and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law
Vontz, Thomas S.; Nixon, William A. – 1999
The core mission of the social studies curriculum is education for democratic citizenship. The middle school years are an important time frame in which to fulfill that core mission. Policymakers, educators, community members, and parents need to recognize that civic education at the middle level years is important. One effective method for…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Instructional Materials, Law Related Education
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Leming, Robert S.; Vontz, Thomas S. – International Journal of Social Education, 1997
Lists fundamental democratic concepts that make possible the sharing of educational ideas that foster democratic citizenship, and details how they are embodied in two programs: "We the People"...The Citizen and the Constitution, and "We the People"...Project Citizen. Describes how they are structured and have been adapted for curricula outside the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education
Healy, Langdon T., Ed.; Vontz, Thomas S., Ed. – 1997
This ERIC resource is a guide to the array of law-related education (LRE) resources available to teachers. The annotated bibliography offers resources for essential knowledge of the law, innovative teaching methods, and guides to national LRE programs. Included in this collection are abstracts of LRE documents and journal articles, arranged…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Law
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Patrick, John J., Ed.; Weakland, John E., Ed. – International Journal of Social Education, 1997
This theme issue of "The International Journal of Social Education" contains 11 articles all concerned with efforts to promote civic education in post-communist countries, particularly former Soviet-Bloc nations, including Latvia, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Russia. Described are international partnerships for civic…
Descriptors: Capitalism, Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Liberties
Bahmueller, Charles F., Ed.; Patrick, John J., Ed. – 1999
The distinguishing characteristics, content and processes, and the variations of essential elements that are exemplified by projects in the United States and abroad in education for democratic citizenship are presented in this book. The volume addresses how international partnerships involving the United States and several post-communist countries…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy
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