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Teaching America : the future of civic education

Author: David Feith
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2011.
Series: New frontiers in education.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Feith, David.
Teaching America.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2011
(DLC) 2011026696
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Feith
ISBN: 9781607098423 1607098423
OCLC Number: 759158810
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 235 pages).
Contents: Preface: Keeping the Republic Introduction: Civic Education, Devalued Part I: Making the Case 1. The Democratic Purpose of Education: From the Founders to Horace Mann to Today 2. Safeguarding American Exceptionalism: An Uninformed Citizenry Risks Ceding Excessive Power to Government 3.The Right to Know Your Rights: Civic Literacy, the Miranda Warnings, and Me 4. My Immigrant Tale: Assimilation and the Road to Success Part II: From the White House to the Statehouse-Policymakers' Lessons Learned 5. Civic Nation: My White House Mission After 9/11 6. Civic Literacy and No Child Left Behind: A Lesson in the Limits of Government Power 7. A Failure of Leadership: The Duty of Politicians and Universities to Salvage Citizenship 8.Forgetting MLK's Dream: How Politics Threatens America's Civil Rights Memory 9. Revolutionary Ignorance: What Do Americans Know of the Original Tea Party? 10. Core Curriculum: How to Tackle General Illiteracy and Civic Illiteracy at the Same Time Part III: In the Classroom-What Works, What Doesn't 11. Fighting Civic Malpractice: How a Harlem Charter School Network Closes the Civic Achievement Gap 12. The KIPP Approach: Be the Change You Wish to See in the World 13.The Wisdom of 20,000 Teachers: Strengthen State Requirements, Stop Marginalizing the Founders 14. Teaching Political Sophistication: On Self-Interest and the Common Good Part IV: Among the Ivory Towers-Fighting Civic Neglect in Higher Education 15.Good History and Good Citizens: Howard Zinn, Woodrow Wilson, and the Historian's Purpose 16.Talk is Cheap: The University and the National Project, A History 17.Don't Believe the Hype: Young Voters Are Still Disengaged, and Universities Have Few Incentives to Fix It 18. Donor Intent: Strategic Philanthropy and Civic Education on Campus Part V: A Vision for the Twenty-First Century 19. After the Digital Explosion: Education and the Threat to Civil Liberties in the Internet Age 20. How School Choice Enhances Civic Health: Vouchers and Informed Politics 21. Education vs. Indoctrination: What Separates Sound Policy from State Overreach? 22. Letter to President Obama: A Policy Approach for the Federal Government
Series Title: New frontiers in education.
Responsibility: David Feith.


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The American experiment in self-governance relies on a citizenry conversant in American history and government process. Feith (assistant editorial features editor, Wall Street Journal) and his Read more...

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