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What kind of citizen? : educating our children for the common good / Joel Westheimer.

Westheimer, Joel, (author.).

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Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch j PS 370.115 WESTHEIMER (Text) 33946003204562 Parent/Teacher - 1st Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780807756355
  • ISBN: 0807756350
  • ISBN: 9780807756362
  • ISBN: 0807756369
  • Physical Description: vi, 122 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-115) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. Changing the narrative of school. The script in place ; What Archeem taught me about teaching -- 2. No child left thinking. Teaching questioning : essential for schools in democracies ; The attack on critical thinking -- 3. No teacher left teaching. Standardization : a solution in search of a problem ; De-professionalization and the new hypocrisy -- 4. How did this happen?. What gets tested gets taught ; The test scores that ate humanity ; Reclaiming the profession : teacher professionalism and democratic thinking -- 5. What kind of citizen?. Three kinds of citizens ; An interlude for reflection ; The many faces of "good" citizenship -- 6. Personally responsible citizens. Why personal responsibility is not enough ; Are evaluations asking the wrong questions? -- 7. Participatory and social justice-oriented citizens. Participatory citizens : the Madison County Youth Service League ; Justice-oriented citizens : Bayside Students for Justice ; The importance of recognizing different conceptions of citizenship ; The influence of community context ; Pursuing dual goals -- 8. Thinking, engaged citizens. Connecting learning to social and civic goals ; Scaling up : regional and national programs ; Scaling down : thinking about a thinking curriculum ; Engaging with the community -- 9. Seven myths about education. Myth 1 : National standards ensure quality education ; Myth 2 : Dissent should be medicated ; Myth 3 : The only way to teach democratic thinking is to make the entire school democratic ; Myth 4 : When it comes to community-based experiences, knowledge must always precede action (You have to know stuff before you do stuff) ; Myth 5 : Teachers who care about whether students can think for themselves don't care about facts or basic skills ; Myth 6 : Politics should be kept out of schools ; Myth 7 : Community-based experiences must be successful -- 10. What kind of school?
Summary, etc.:
What might schools teach young people about being a citizen and a member of society? What kind of citizens would the ideal school create, and how would it do this? These are among the questions considered by this book.
Subject: Citizenship > Study and teaching > United States.
Democracy > Study and teaching > United States.
Civics > Study and teaching > United States.
Demokratische Erziehung.

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