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Civic education in the elementary grades : promoting engagement in an era of accountability

Author
Mitra, Dana L.
Title
Civic education in the elementary grades : promoting engagement in an era of accountability / Dana Mitra and Stephanie C. Serriere ; foreword by Meira Levinson.
Format
Book
Published
New York : Teachers College Press, [2015]
Description
xiii, 174 pages ; 24 cm
Other contributors
Serriere, Stephanie Cayot.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Civic engagement in an elementary setting
  • Classroom dialogue as a platform for civic engagement / with Michael D. Burroughs
  • "Children live there!?" Empathy, perspective taking, and service learning with the local homeless shelter
  • Civic zines in 5th grade: responses to the call to "making a difference"
  • Environmental stewardship: giving teachers reasons to participate
  • All-school assemblies: creating a schoolwide vision for civic engagement
  • Small school advisories: making implementation variable
  • Challenging district policy through student inquiry
  • The value of horizontal ties
  • Contested spaces in Dewey that push back against "accountability" and "failing" / with Roi Kawai
  • Conclusion: making civic engagement work.
Summary
"Based on a 5-year study of an elementary school, this book shows how civic engagement can be purposive and critical--a way to encourage young people to examine their environment, to notice and question injustices, and to take action to make a difference in their communities and school. Focusing on the intersection of student voice and critical inquiry, the book describes how to embed civic engagement into curriculum, school decision-making processes, and whole-school activities."-- Publisher description.
Subject headings
Civics--Study and teaching (Elementary)--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre heading
Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
ISBN
9780807756348 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0807756342 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780807756362 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0807756369 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780807773451 (ebook)
080777345X
9780807773451

Holdings

Library
Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
LB1584 .M64 2015
Location
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