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Teaching America : The Case for Civic Education.

Author/Creator:
Feith, David J.
Publication:
Lanham : R&L Education, 2011.
Series:
New Frontiers in Education
New Frontiers in Education
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (186 pages)
Subjects:
Civics -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
This book taps the best American thinkers to answer the essential American question: How do we sustain our experiment in government of, by, and for the people? Authored by an extraordinary and politically diverse roster of public officials, scholars, and educators, these chapters describe our nation's civic education problem, assess its causes, offer an agenda for reform, and explain the high stakes at risk if we fail.
Contents:
Intro
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
I: Making the Case
1 The Democratic Purpose of Education
2 My Immigrant Tale
3 The Right to Know Your Rights
4 Safeguarding American Exceptionalism
II: From the White House to the Statehouse-Policymakers' Lessons Learned
5 Civic Nation
6 Civic Literacy and No Child Left Behind
7 A Failure of Leadership
8 Forgetting Martin Luther King's Dream
9 Revolutionary Ignorance
10 Core Curriculum
III: In the Classroom-What Works, What Doesn't
11 Fighting Civic Malpractice
12 The KIPP Approach
13 The Wisdom of Twenty Thousand Teachers
14 Teaching Political Sophistication
IV: Among the Ivory Towers-Fighting Civic Neglect on Campus
15 Good History and Good Citizens
16 Talk Is Cheap
17 Don't Believe the Hype
18 Donor Intent
V: A Vision for the Twenty-First Century
19 After the Digital Explosion
20 How School Choice Enhances Civic Health
21 Education versus Indoctrination
22 Letter to President Obama
Index
About the Editor and Contributors.
Notes:
Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.
Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Andrew, Seth.
Bahmueller, Charles F.
Bauerlein, Mark.
Bridgeland, John M.
Cole, Bruce.
Dershowitz, Alan M.
Feinberg, Mike.
Graham, Senator Bob.
Hand, Chris.
Other format:
Print version: Feith, David J. Teaching America
ISBN:
9781607098423
9781607098409
OCLC:
750183142
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