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Education for Citizenship : Ideas and Innovations in Political Learning - Grant Reeher

Education for Citizenship

Ideas and Innovations in Political Learning

By: Grant Reeher (Editor), Joseph Cammarano (Editor), Benjamin R. Barber (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 29th August 1997
ISBN: 9780847683666
Number Of Pages: 240

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This book addresses the challenge of education for citizenship at a specific, concrete level. It offers examples of efforts to create among our students a new set of what Tocqueville called mores or culturally defining 'habits of the heart' which will enhance citizenship, foster a sense of connectedness to a community stretching beyond the university, and ultimately, support the practices, basic values, and institutions necessary for the democratic process.

Learning, above all civic learning, needs to be experiential as well as purely cognitive. Serving others is not just a form of do-goodism or feel-goodism, it is a road to social responsibility and citizenship. When linked closely to classroom learning ('education-based community service') it offers an ideal setting for bridging the gap between the classroom and the street, between the theory of democracy and its much more obstreperous practice.--Benjamin R. Barber, from the foreword

Introduction: Some Themes from Recent Innovations and Questions for the Futurep. 1
Teaching American Politics through Service: Reflections on a Pedagogical Strategyp. 17
Service Learning as Civic Learning: Lessons We Can Learn from Our Studentsp. 31
The Urban Agenda Projectp. 51
Citizenship Courses as Life-Changing Experiencesp. 63
Public Affairs Internships: Comimg of Agep. 81
Enhancing Citizenship through Active Learning: Simulations on the Policy Processp. 101
Doing the Rights Thing: Tales of Citizenship and Free Speechp. 119
Teaching the Art of Public Deliberation: National Issues Forums on Campusp. 135
Democratizing the Classroom: The Individual Learning Contractp. 153
Wading in the Deep: Supporting Emergent Anarchiesp. 171
Teaching Deliberation: Citizenship Education and Cross-Disciplinary Team Teachingp. 189
Using the Internet to Enhance Classroom and Citizenship Informationp. 199
The Internet as a Tool for Student Citizenshipp. 214
Bibliographyp. 231
Indexp. 241
About the Contributorsp. 245
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ISBN: 9780847683666
ISBN-10: 0847683664
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 29th August 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.55  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.42