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Kaltsounis, Theodore – Social Studies, 1997
Maintains that there are definite and divisive tensions between multicultural education and citizenship education. Identifies various positions, philosophical backgrounds, and political proponents of these two camps. Recommends using both pedagogies to create a sense of community. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism
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Diamond, Larry – Social Studies, 1997
Advances a vigorous argument for teaching the basic principles of liberal democracy that transcend countries, cultures, and historical eras. Articulates a vision of citizenship education that uses historical examples of totalitarian abuses to emphasize issues of accountability and morality. Discusses ways to make civic education real and relevant.…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics
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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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Hurst, Joe B.; Shugarman, Sherrie – Social Studies, 1985
Social studies education should take place in a democratic atmosphere where students participate in decisions that affect them, raise and cope with moral and ethical considerations, and are a vital part of the governance of the school and classroom. A manifesto for such a democratic education is presented. (RM)
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Educational Change, Educational Needs
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Gay, Geneva – Social Studies, 1997
Asserts that all of the major principles of political democracy are embedded in the tenets of multicultural education. Multicultural education facilitates the translation of principles of democratic living into practice for a society populated by people from many different ethnic, racial, cultural, and social backgrounds. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Cultural Pluralism, Democracy
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Parker, Walter C. – Social Studies, 1997
Argues that the United States always has possessed a unified political culture (representative democracy defined by compromise and consensus) and a fragmented ethnic and social culture. Claims that concerns about the divisive effect of multicultural education confuse the two realms. Suggests some curriculum topics that address both ideas. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism
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Kaltsounis, Theodore – Social Studies, 1999
Considers the forces contributing to the development of democratic citizenship education in Albania and reviews the progress that has been made. Explores the barriers to democratic citizenship education, such as the centralization in Albanian schools and the lack of resources for running a program. Ponders the future of democratic citizenship…
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Eoh, Myung-Ha – Social Studies, 1999
Discusses the importance of democratic citizenship education in Korea. Highlights the forces enhancing democratic citizenship education especially the role of the nongovernmental organizations and the Korean Educational Developmental Institute. Considers the various forces inhibiting democratic citizenship education, such as corruption in the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Democratic Values, Educational Change
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Lu, Mei-Hui; Hung, Jo-Lieh – Social Studies, 1999
Examines the forces enhancing democratic citizenship education in Taiwan focusing on the social, political, and cultural context of the country. Highlights the progress that has been made, reviews the factors that hinder the development of a democratic citizenship education, and considers its future in Taiwan (Republic of China). (CMK)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cultural Influences, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Ogundare, Samuel Folorunso – Social Studies, 1993
Reports on a study of 236 prospective social studies teachers at a Nigerian university about their attitudes toward human rights and civil liberties. Finds that most prospective teachers were aware of rights included in the Nigerian Constitution and were generally supportive of them. Includes two tabular presentations of data. (CFR)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Democracy, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hepburn, Mary A. – Social Studies, 1990
Discusses the impact on social studies education of events following World War II, including the Cold War and McCarthyism. Examines the professional literature to determine how the emphasis in social studies education changed from stressing broad societal and international goals to rote learning of civic duties. Concludes that after the 1950s,…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Democratic Values, Educational Change
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Kaltsounis, Theodore – Social Studies, 1990
Examines democracy as a social and political system. Defines democracy as an evolving process that moves toward consensus whereby citizens exercise their sovereignty in government based on values and laws. Identifies two cornerstones of democracy: sovereignty of the people and individual rights. Explores the guardianship role of education in…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civil Liberties