Promising Practices in Teaching Social Responsibility [NOOK Book]

Promising Practices in Teaching Social Responsibility

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Fifteen contributions by teachers discuss controversial issues and young children, global awareness in the elementary school classroom, cooperative learning, conflict resolution, multicultural education, science and society, and other issues connected with the task of preparing young people to be responsible citizens. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791496534
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 562 KB

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
1 Controversial Issues and Young Children: Kindergartners Try to Understand Chernobyl 13
2 Bringing Global Awareness into Elementary School Classrooms 27
3 Cooperative Learning: Making the Transition 50
4 "You Need Lots of Choices": Conflict Resolution in the Elementary Grades 72
5 Democratic Practices at the Elementary School Level: Three Portraits 87
6 Literature in the Classroom: Pathways to Social Responsibility 104
7 Educating for Multicultural Perspectives: A Doorway to the Rest of Humanity 120
8 You and I Are the Same: The Multicultural Classroom 129
9 Words, Not Weapons; Dialogue, Not Debate: Managing Conflict at the Middle- and Secondary-School Levels 143
10 Promising Practices in the Social Studies 163
11 Science and Society: Teaching Social Responsibility in the Nuclear Age 182
12 Math and Social Responsibility 192
13 The Arts: Imagining a Better World 207
14 Educating for Democracy and Community: Toward the Transformation of Power in Our Schools 218
15 Teaching for Global Responsibility through Student Participation in the Community 236
Contributors 257
Topic Index 261
Index of Educational Researchers and Theorists 263
Index of Teachers, Administrators, Students, and Schools Referred to in Text 265
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