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Chance, Jerry M. – Social Studies, 1993
Contends that the end of the Cold War does not necessarily mean the triumph of democracy. Presents contemporary interpretations of the democratic concepts of liberty, equality, and fraternity. Asserts that responsible action in a democratic society requires continued reflection about values education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Hobson, Cindy Graff; Zack, David R. – Social Studies, 1993
Discusses the concept of participatory citizenship in a democracy. Describes the origin and development of the Close Up Foundation, which sponsors study trips for secondary students to Washington, D.C. Asserts that the teaching methods and materials used in the program promote effective learning and citizen participation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy
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Richardson, Scott – Social Studies, 1993
Describes a typical week for a secondary student participating in the Close Up Foundation's Washington-based field trip. Discusses the formal and informal curriculum and the interaction among students from different parts of the United States. Outlines Close Up programs at the local and state levels and the emphasis on lifelong learning. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Community Education
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Bridges, Bob – Social Studies, 1993
Describes the teacher education programs of the Close Up Foundation. Discusses a week-long Washington, D.C., program that brings students and teachers in contact with elected and appointed public officials, lobbyists, and media representatives. Outlines a summer institutes program and an exchange program for U.S. and Japanese teachers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Wright, Ian – Social Studies, 1993
Contends that the key questions in civic education are How should people be treated? and How should disputes between people be resolved? Argues that a moral system is necessary for a civil society and that schools have a responsibility to encourage common-sense notions of ethical behavior. Includes classroom activities to illustrate this approach.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Class Activities, Democratic Values, Educational Objectives
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Morse, Suzanne W. – Social Studies, 1993
Contends that the best way to learn about citizenship is by discussing real societal issues that are connected to student interests. Maintains that a democratic classroom environment also provides an opportunity for practicing civic values. Provides four guidelines for establishing community service projects in the schools. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Classroom Environment, Community Services
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Davis, James E.; Fernlund, Phyllis Maxey – Social Studies, 1995
Asserts that the status of civics, a formal course of instruction in middle/junior high schools, is alarming. Maintains that civic or citizenship education is the central purpose of social studies. Provides a context and suggested content for a civics course. (CFR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship Education
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Levitt, Gregory A.; Longstreet, Wilma S. – Social Studies, 1993
Argues that teaching authentic civic values in schools frequently requires teaching about controversial issues. Asserts that adequate teacher preparation and continued inservice education is essential for effective instruction about contemporary social problems. Includes two model lessons and a list of organizations that offer materials for civic…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development