ERIC Number: EJ1225133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Teachers at the Center: Recent Efforts to Strengthen the Civic Mission of Schools in Illinois
Healy, Shawn P.
Social Education, v80 n6 p375-377 Nov-Dec 2016
Teachers in the trenches have led the charge to bring civics back in Illinois. Teachers played a leading role in the creation of a state civic education task force, were active participants on it, and ultimately worked with their students to advocate for action on its recommendations. Teachers are at the center of efforts in Illinois to implement the new course requirements and emerging standards, which will allow the graduates of Illinois schools the benefit of being prepared for college, career, and civic life.
Descriptors: Civics, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Social Studies, Teacher Role, Advocacy, Activism, Common Core State Standards, Literacy, Faculty Development, Elementary Secondary Education, High Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois