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What Kind of Citizen? The Politics of Educating for Democracy
Educators and policymakers increasingly pursue programs that aim to strengthen democracy through civic education, service learning, and other pedagogies. Their underlying beliefs, however, differ.Expand
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Educating the "Good" Citizen: Political Choices and Pedagogical Goals
University of Ottawa Joseph Kahne, Mills College At the level of rhetoric, most educators, policymakers, and citizens agree that developing students' capacities and commitments for effective andExpand
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In the Service of What? The Politics of Service Learning
"In the service of what?" is a question that inevitably merits the attention of teachers, policy makers, and academicians who take seriously the idea that learning and service reinforce each otherExpand
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Communities and Consequences: An Inquiry into Ideology and Practice in Teachers’ Professional Work
This article challenges vague and underconceptualized notions of teacher professional community prevalent in both the theoretical and policy-oriented reform literatures. The findings from a closeExpand
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The Limits of Political Efficacy: Educating Citizens for a Democratic Society
Justin is not alone. In a recent study of high school seniors from California, for example, only 28% agreed that “I think people in government care about what people like me and my family need” (Expand
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Among School Teachers: Community, Autonomy, and Ideology in Teachers' Work
A compelling and thoroughly readable account of two middle schools -- one urban and one suburban-that attempt to build communities which will foster student growth and learning. This book shattersExpand
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Teaching Democracy: What Schools Need to Do
Mr. Kahne and Mr. Westheimer studied 10 educational programs whose objective -- to develop democratic citizens -- is largely ignored by school reform policy. Schools can fulfill this mission, theyExpand
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What Kind of Citizen? Educating Our Children for the Common Good
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41 Learning among colleagues: teacher community and the shared enterprise of education 1
In both Norwegian and Hebrew, the verbs “to teach” and “to learn” are etymologically inseparable. 2 Teaching and learning in these two highly distinct tongues are two sides of the same pedagogicalExpand
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Politics and Patriotism in Education
N NOVEMBER of 2001, less than two months after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Cen ter, Nebraska's state board of education approved a patriotism bill specifying content for the high schoolExpand
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