Educating the "Good" Citizen: Political Choices and Pedagogical Goals

@article{Westheimer2004EducatingT,
  title={Educating the "Good" Citizen: Political Choices and Pedagogical Goals},
  author={Joel Westheimer and Joseph Kahne},
  journal={PS Political Science & Politics},
  year={2004},
  volume={37},
  pages={241-247}
}
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 and democratic citizenship is important. When we get specific about what democracy requires and about what kind of school curricula will best promote it, however, much of that consensus falls away. For some, a commitment to democracy is a promise to protect liberal notions of freedom, while for others… Expand
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