Strategies for Active Citizenship / Edition 1by Kateri Drexler, Gwen Garcelon
This exciting, timely new book demystifies citizenship in the democratic process—readers will learn new skills and learn the rules of democracy—illustrating how knowledge can create a successful community. Carefully arranged to lead readers through a process of self-awareness, skills-building, and strategic action, it covers/b>/i>/b>… See more details below
This exciting, timely new book demystifies citizenship in the democratic process—readers will learn new skills and learn the rules of democracy—illustrating how knowledge can create a successful community. Carefully arranged to lead readers through a process of self-awareness, skills-building, and strategic action, it covers such topics as self-definition of values, writing, reading, critical thinking, team work, and communication for effective leadership. Citizenship is presented in an enthusiastic and positive light throughout the book; real-world vignettes of contemporary social change leaders show how community involvement can better society at large. This book will not only help readers engage powerfully as citizens, but also will help buld the skills necessary for personal and professional success.
- Prentice Hall
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- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Table of Contents(NOTE: Each chapter ends with an Applications section.)
1. Self-Awareness and Active Citizenship.
Determining Values. Translating Values and Motivation into Goals. Choosing Where and How to Engage as Citizens.
2. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for Social Issues.
Critical Thinking. Problem Solving.
3. Resource Management for Active Citizenship.
Time Management. Financial Management. Personal Resource Management.
4. Action Strategies and Project Management.
Creating an Action Strategy. Staying on Track. Sample Action Plan. Project Management.
5. Skills for Civic Education.
Reading and Comprehension. Note-Taking. Researching. Writing.
6. Communications and Teamwork.
Basics of Communication. Effecting Change Through Communication. Effective Teams.
7. Leadership and Change.
Change Through Systems Thinking. Leadership Qualities. Characteristics of Change. Problem-Solving Styles. Creating the Environment for Change.
8. American Democracy and Government Structure.
Founding Documents. Separation of Powers. Voting and the Electoral Process. Members of Congress (MoC). How a Bill Becomes Law. Advocacy and Lobbying. Creating Sustainable Citizenship.
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