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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.

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A very important volume for educators in its explicit emphasis on and powerful examples of the importance of education in a democratic society. It is also impressive in its handling of diversity and pluralism, bringing into focus the importance of heterogeneity in a truly democratic nation. The volume's emphasis on 'active learning' will also be appreciated by educators, making very clear that the values of citizenship and the responsibilities of democracy must be acquired and practiced in student activity, not in passive learning. I recommend the volume to all my educator colleagues.--Eugene E. Garcia, dean of the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

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