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Chamberlin, Chuck – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Discusses student responses to a fourth grade teacher's efforts to engage students in social action. Indicates that most students felt they could be passive good citizens and that social action would fail anyway. Argues that schools need to promote active citizenship. Examines an alternative model of citizenship education that promotes individual…
Descriptors: Activism, Citizenship Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Decision Making
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Chamberlin, Chuck – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Argues that a social action model of citizenship education is mandated by two principles of democracy: consent of the governed and equal opportunity for participation in governance. Emphasizes the importance of a sense of political efficacy. Argues that wealthier children learn this at home, but children from poorer families need this experience…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Educational Philosophy
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Chamberlin, Chuck; Chamberlin, Linnie – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Describes the philosophy and operation of the Danish Tvind Schools, private schools supported in part by public funds. Explains how the curriculum involves student travel, participation in curriculum decision making, and school management. Reviews the implicit criticisms of traditional schooling that the experiences of the Tvind Schools…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Educational Innovation