Education for Citizenship: Ideas and Innovations in Political Learning by Grant Reeher, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Education for Citizenship: Ideas and Innovations in Political Learning

Education for Citizenship: Ideas and Innovations in Political Learning

by Grant Reeher
     
 

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This book addresses the challenge of education for citizenship at a specific, concrete level. It offers examples of efforts to create among our students a new set of what Tocqueville called mores or culturally defining 'habits of the heart' which will enhance citizenship, foster a sense of connectedness to a community stretching beyond the university, and ultimately,

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This book addresses the challenge of education for citizenship at a specific, concrete level. It offers examples of efforts to create among our students a new set of what Tocqueville called mores or culturally defining 'habits of the heart' which will enhance citizenship, foster a sense of connectedness to a community stretching beyond the university, and ultimately, support the practices, basic values, and institutions necessary for the democratic process.

Editorial Reviews

Eugene E. Garcia
A very important volume for educators in its explicit emphasis on and powerful examples of the importance of education in a democratic society. It is also impressive in its handling of diversity and pluralism, bringing into focus the importance of heterogeneity in a truly democratic nation. The volume's emphasis on 'active learning' will also be appreciated by educators, making very clear that the values of citizenship and the responsibilities of democracy must be acquired and practiced in student activity, not in passive learning. I recommend the volume to all my educator colleagues.
Education Book Review
The authors . . . discuss the techniques they use to not only teach about good citizenship but to actually elicit engaged citizenship behaviors from their students. In the process, they incorporate some of the best new teaching techniques into college-level courses. All of the authors take pains to present the background and rationale for the programs they describe. . . . Well written and edited.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
An engaging and useful collection of essays. . . . Political scientists who are interested in developing their students into responsible citizens can do well by reading through this practical guide. Together, the essays offer political scientists a wide range of ways to integrate citizenship-based projects and activities into their courses or their departments' curriculum. As such, Reeher and Cammarano should be commended for bringing together these timely perspectives into a single volume.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
An engaging and useful collection of essays. . . . Political scientists who are interested in developing their students into responsible citizens can do well by reading through this practical guide. Together, the essays offer political scientists a wide range of ways to integrate citizenship-based projects and activities into their courses or their departments' curriculum. As such, Reeher and Cammarano should be commended for bringing together these timely perspectives into a single volume.
Benjamin R. Barber
Learning, above all civic learning, needs to be experiential as well as purely cognitive. Serving others is not just a form of do-goodism or feel-goodism, it is a road to social responsibility and citizenship. When linked closely to classroom learning ('education-based community service') it offers an ideal setting for bridging the gap between the classroom and the street, between the theory of democracy and its much more obstreperous practice.
Education Book Review, (Web Site) - Kate Corby
The book is well-written and edited

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742577855
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/29/1997
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Grant Reeher is associate professor of political science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Joseph Cammarano is assistant professor of political science at Providence College.

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