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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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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