Democratic Citizenship in Schools

Teaching Controversial Issues, Traditions and Accountability

Author: Jane Brown,Hamish Ross,Pamela Munn

Publisher: Dunedin Academic PressLtd

ISBN: 9781780460055

Category: Education

Page: 172

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In recent years a greater emphasis has been placed on how nation states socialise and prepare the next generation of citizens. This book presents three themes: Democratic Schooling, Teaching Controversial Issues and Accountability. The scholars and school leaders who have contributed to this volume do so from a wide international perspective.
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Managing controversy

Developing a strategy for handling controversy and teaching controversial issues in schools

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287184143

Category: Political Science

Page: 64

View: 1334

A tool for school leaders and senior managers for handling controversy and teaching controversial issues in schools. Controversy and controversial issues are at the centre of our democratic societies. This means that learning how to deal with such issues must also be at the heart of an effective education for democratic citizenship and human rights education (EDC/HRE). The publication aims to help strengthen the managing of controversial issues at whole-school level. This will benefit young people and also help contribute to more effective Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE), and the protection and strengthening of our democratic societies.
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Resilience in Childhood

Perspectives, Promise & Practice

Author: Erica Joslyn

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137486163

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 4631

With an emphasis on promoting self-reliance, autonomy and independence, this exciting new book provides a contemporary and holistic analysis of the childhood resilience. It recognises 'resilience in childhood' as a complex construct, critically deconstructs it by drawing upon a wide range of academic disciplines and practices, and provides an account of the factors that help and hinder the development of resilience during childhood and adolescence. Part I unpacks definitions of resilience and its "construction" over the last 50 years. Part II examines psychological, sociological and neurobiological perspectives that contribute to our understanding of how childhood resilience can be developed and fostered. Part III explores strategies and approaches relating theory to current intervention practice and policy drivers. Application to professional practice within a multi-agency context is explored throughout. Importantly, this book seeks to develop the notion of 'the promise of resilience' and establish the bond between capabilities built up in childhood and the promise of a positive successful future. Efforts to foster and build effective skills that lead to resilience will result in long-lasting abilities to positively navigate through life's challenges and to become the key architect of one's own success in later life.
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Controversial History Education in Asian Contexts

Author: Mark Baildon,Kah Seng Loh,Ivy Maria Lim,Gül İnanç,Junaidah Jaffar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135014205

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 9286

This book examines both history textbook controversies AND teaching historical controversy in Asian contexts. The different perspectives provided by the book’s authors offer numerous insights, examples, and approaches for understanding historical controversy to provide a practical gold mine for scholars and practitioners. The book provides case studies of history textbook controversies ranging from treatments of the Nanjing Massacre to a comparative treatment of Japanese occupation in Vietnamese and Singaporean textbooks to the differences in history textbooks published by secular and Hindu nationalist governments in India. It also offers a range of approaches for teaching historical controversy in classrooms. These include Structured Academic Controversy, the use of Japanese manga, teaching controversy through case studies, student facilitated discussion processes, and discipline-based approaches that can be used in history classrooms. The book’s chapters will help educational researchers and curricularists consider new approaches for curriculum design, curriculum study, and classroom research.
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Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education

Author: Mike Carroll,Margaret McCulloch

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526452391

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 3883

This textbook gives you guidance and insights into the knowledge, values and commitments necessary to succeed in the primary classroom, supported by links to theory and research literature and realistic scenarios you may encounter as a new teacher. Fully updated throughout, key features of this second edition include: · A new chapter on inclusive education · Newly expanded coverage of digital learning, engaging with educational research and the role of the primary teacher · New ‘View from Practice’ examples · Cross-referenced links to the Teachers’ Standards in England and the GTCS Professional Standards in Scotland and where they are covered within the book This is essential reading for professional studies modules on primary initial teacher education courses, including university-based (PGCE, PGDE, BA QTS, BEd), school-based (SCITT, School Direct) and employment-based routes into teaching.
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Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning in the Secondary School... Humanities

History, Geography, Religious Studies and Citizenship

Author: Richard Harris,Simon Harrison,Richard McFahn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136733183

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 5755

What is the role of the humanities in the modern school? Should geography, history, RE and Citizenship teachers remain faithful to long-standing subject cultures and pedagogies? Or is there another way to consider how the curriculum, and the notion of individual subjects and teachers’ pedagogy, could be constructed? Drawing on case studies taken from a range of innovative secondary schools, and interrogating the use of cross-curricular approaches in UK schools, Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning in Humanities constructs a research based pedagogy with practical steps for students and teachers as they consider how cross-curricular approaches can be implemented in their own subject areas. Key features include: Clear theoretical frameworks for cross-curricular processes of teaching and learning in the humanities Lively and engaging text that blends key issues with stories of current practice An analysis of the use of assessment, enquiry, and pupil talk as key components in building a cross-curricular approach to the humanities Practical and reflective tasks that enable to reader to apply their reading to day to day practice, alongside links to professional standards Summaries of key research linked to suggestions for further reading Professional development activities to promote cross-curricular dialogue Part of the Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning in the Secondary School series, this timely interdisciplinary textbook is essential reading for all students on Initial Teacher Training courses and practising teachers looking to holistically introduce cross-curricular themes and practices in secondary Humanities teaching.
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Learning Democracy in School and Society: Education, Lifelong Learning, and the Politics of Citizenship

Author: Gert J.J. Biesta

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9460915124

Category: Education

Page: 104

View: 3640

This book explores the relationships between education, lifelong learning and democratic citizenship. It emphasises the importance of the democratic quality of the processes and practices that make up the everyday lives of children, young people and adults for their ongoing formation as democratic citizens. The book combines theoretical and historical work with critical analysis of policies and wider developments in the field of citizenship education and civic learning. The book urges educators, educationalists, policy makers and politicians to move beyond an exclusive focus on the teaching of citizenship towards an outlook that acknowledges the ongoing processes and practices of civic learning in school and society. This is not only important in order to understand the complexities of such learning. It can also help to formulate more realistic expectations about what schools and other educational institutions can contribute to the promotion of democratic citizenship. The book is particularly suited for students, researchers and policy makers who have an interest in citizenship education, civic learning and the relationships between education, lifelong learning and democratic citizenship. Gert Biesta (www.gertbiesta.com) is Professor of Education at the School of Education, University of Stirling, UK.
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Educating for Democracy

Background Materials on Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education for Teachers

Author: Rolf Gollob,Peter Krapf,Wiltrud Weidinger,Ơlöf Ơlafsdơttir

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287169204

Category: Education

Page: 155

View: 6171

The objective of this manual is to support teachers and practitioners in Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE). It addresses key questions about EDC and HRE, including competences for democratic citizenship, the objectives and basic principles of EDC/HRE, and a whole school approach to education for democracy and human rights. The manual consists of three parts. Part I outlines the basic principles of EDC/HRE as far as they are helpful and meaningful for the practitioner. Part II gives guidelines and tools to design, support and assess the students' processes of constructivist and interactive learning. Part III provides toolboxes for teachers and students in EDC/HRE. The other volumes in this series offer concrete teaching models and materials in EDC/HRE for pupils from elementary to upper secondary level.
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Education, Democracy and Citizenship Revisited

Pedagogical Encounters

Author: Yusef Waghid

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 1920338438

Category: Political Science

Page: 155

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This book contains a revised collection of previously published articles spanning a period of five years (2004-2009) during which my original thoughts on democratic citizenship education have been developed. Central to this book is the notion that democratic citizenship education ought to be deliberative, compassionate and friendly in order that teachers and students (learners) may respect one another and take risks in and through their pedagogical encounters. In this way, hopefully, students and teachers may become more critical, explorative and engaging. - Yusef Waghid
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SAGE Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy

Author: James Arthur,Ian Davies,Carole Hahn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206777

Category: Education

Page: 592

View: 8881

This handbook brings together new work by some of the leading authorities on citizenship education, and is divided into five sections. The first section deals with key ideas about citizenship education including democracy, rights, globalization and equity. Section two contains a wide range of national case studies of citizenship education including African, Asian, Australian, European and North and South American examples. The third section focuses on perspectives about citizenship education with discussions about key areas such as sustainable development, anti-racism, gender. Section four provides insights into different characterisations of citizenship education with illustrations of democratic schools, peace and conflict education, global education, human rights education etc. The final section provides a series of chapters on the pedagogy of citizenship education with discussions about curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment.
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International Education

Educating for a Global Future

Author: Margery McMahon

Publisher: Dunedin Academic PressLtd

ISBN: 9781906716035

Category: Education

Page: 86

View: 7697

Learning about and understanding the world in which we live has always been one of the purposes of education and this has been given fresh impetus in recent years with many government sponsored initiatives, around the world, to foster international education. However international education is not easily or clearly defined; the term is often used interchangeably with multicultural education or with global education, without distinction. Margery McMahon bridges the gap between theory, policy and practice by providing a critical perspective on international education by tracking and analysing its development as national strategy in Scotland, England and the USA. She examines its conceptual basis and explores its relationship with other concepts such as global citizenship and interculturalism. She provides practical analysis and compares models of implementation across nations whilst considering the skills and resources that assist the development of international education initiatives and explores the implementation of international education at school level through case studies. International Education will be of use to policy makers and practitioners, students in initial teacher education and post graduate programmes of study for classroom practitioners and school leaders.
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Not for Profit

Why Democracy Needs the Humanities

Author: Martha C. Nussbaum

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400883504

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 2349

In this short and powerful book, celebrated philosopher Martha Nussbaum makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education. Historically, the humanities have been central to education because they have been seen as essential for creating competent democratic citizens. But recently, Nussbaum argues, thinking about the aims of education has gone disturbingly awry in the United States and abroad. We increasingly treat education as though its primary goal were to teach students to be economically productive rather than to think critically and become knowledgeable, productive, and empathetic individuals. This shortsighted focus on profitable skills has eroded our ability to criticize authority, reduced our sympathy with the marginalized and different, and damaged our competence to deal with complex global problems. And the loss of these basic capacities jeopardizes the health of democracies and the hope of a decent world. In response to this dire situation, Nussbaum argues that we must resist efforts to reduce education to a tool of the gross national product. Rather, we must work to reconnect education to the humanities in order to give students the capacity to be true democratic citizens of their countries and the world. In a new preface, Nussbaum explores the current state of humanistic education globally and shows why the crisis of the humanities has far from abated. Translated into over twenty languages, Not for Profit draws on the stories of troubling—and hopeful—global educational developments. Nussbaum offers a manifesto that should be a rallying cry for anyone who cares about the deepest purposes of education.
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Understanding and Teaching Holocaust Education

Author: Paula Cowan,Henry Maitles

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473988020

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 6959

The Holocaust is a controversial and difficult teaching topic that needs to be approached sensitively and with an awareness of the complex and emotive issues involved. This book offers pragmatic pedagogical and classroom-based guidance for teachers and trainee teachers on how to intelligently teach holocaust education in a meaningful and age-appropriate way. Key coverage includes: · Practical approaches and useful resources for teaching in schools · Holocaust education and citizenship · Holocaust remembrance as an educational opportunity · How to explore the topic of anti-semitism in the classroom · Exploring international perspectives on holocaust education
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Introducing Democracy

80 Questions and Answers

Author: David Beetham,Kevin Boyle

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745615196

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 6219

This textbook, specially commissioned by UNESCO, addresses eighty of the most pressing questions about democracy today.
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Handbook of Research in Social Studies Education

Author: Linda S. Levstik,Cynthia A. Tyson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135601453

Category: Education

Page: 424

View: 9257

This Handbook outlines the current state of research in social studies education – a complex, dynamic, challenging field with competing perspectives about appropriate goals, and on-going conflict over the content of the curriculum. Equally important, it encourages new research in order to advance the field and foster civic competence; long maintained by advocates for the social studies as a fundamental goal. In considering how to organize the Handbook, the editors searched out definitions of social studies, statements of purpose, and themes that linked (or divided) theory, research, and practices and established criteria for topics to include. Each chapter meets one or more of these criteria: research activity since the last Handbook that warrants a new analysis, topics representing a major emphasis in the NCSS standards, and topics reflecting an emerging or reemerging field within the social studies. The volume is organized around seven themes: Change and Continuity in Social Studies Civic Competence in Pluralist Democracies Social Justice and the Social Studies Assessment and Accountability Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines Information Ecologies: Technology in the Social Studies Teacher Preparation and Development The Handbook of Research in Social Studies is a must-have resource for all beginning and experienced researchers in the field.
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What Kind of Citizen?

Educating Our Children for the Common Good

Author: Joel Westheimer

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807756350

Category: Education

Page: 122

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The Media Teacher's Handbook

Author: Elaine Scarratt,Jon Davison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136594280

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 3591

The Media Teacher’s Handbook is an indispensible guide for all teachers, both specialist and non-specialist, delivering Media Studies and media education in secondary schools and colleges. It is the first text to draw together the three key elements of secondary sector teaching in relation to media study - the theoretical, the practical and the professional - in order to support media teachers throughout their careers: Section One: Contexts explores the history of, rationale for, and justification of studying the media from 1900 to the present day, and considers the tensions implicit in the subject caused by opposing views of culture. Section Two: Curriculum comprises seven chapters that focus on studying the media from Key Stages 3 and 4 in English, through GCSE and A Level Media Studies. It also explores approaches to teaching the Creative and Media Diploma, media and citizenship, and practical media production. Section Three: Career Development is designed to support those establishing and leading Media Studies departments and those who are charged with the initial preparation and professional development of teachers. Written by experts involved in the teaching, training and examination of Media Studies, this one-stop resource is packed with illustrative case studies and exemplar schemes of work which can be easily adapted for your own needs. Suggested Reading and Recommended Resources sections at the end of each chapter list additional books, films, DVDs, groups, agencies, organisations, contact details, websites and other materials which will support your teaching even further. The Media Teacher’s Handbook is an essential guide to the theory, pedagogy, and practice of media education that will enable you to teach your subject expertly and with confidence.
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Teaching Controversial Issues in the Classroom

Key Issues and Debates

Author: Paula Cowan,Henry Maitles

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441136932

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 9624

Paula Cowan and Henry Maitles provide a thorough exploration of current debates and controversies relating to teaching controversial issues in primary and secondary schools. They also investigate the changing nature of this type of learning experience and explore its contribution to the curriculum, particularly history and citizenship education. Topics covered include:- What is the 'right' age to discuss controversial issues?- The Citizenship Agenda- Discussing Iraq with school students- Teaching the Holocaust in the multicultural classroom- IslamophobiaInternational case studies provide fresh insights and valuable student and teacher feedback into the teaching of what many perceive as sensitive and difficult areas. Reflective questions and activities encourage readers to really engage with the issues and annotated further reading suggestions provide links to useful resources. The supporting companion website provides more detailed additional information along with practical teaching resources for those looking to explore controversial issues in their own classroom.Essential reading for beginning teachers and teachers of citizenship and history, and education studies students exploring the teaching of controversial issues in the classroom.
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Learning Citizenship

Practical Teaching Strategies for Secondary Schools

Author: Jenny Wales,Paul Clarke

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415335348

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 3505

This book shows how a variety of teaching strategies can be used to teach citizenship skills across a range of curriculum subjects as well as in Citizenship lessons.
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