Preparing for Citizenship: Teaching Youth to Live Democratically

Preparing for Citizenship: Teaching Youth to Live Democratically

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275946067
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/30/1994
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

RALPH MOSHER is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Developmental Studies of Boston University. His many professional interests over the years have included teacher development supervision of beginning and advanced teachers and helping professionals cirriculum development, particularly to promote personal, socio-moral, and civic development in adolescents and reform of school governance, policymaking, and justice structures to enhance the adolescent's understanding of democracy. He is the co-author of Democracy with Children (1981), editor of Moral Education (1980) and Adolescents' Development and Education (1979) and author of How to Teach Your Child Right From Wrong (1981), Value Development (1978), and numerous other books and articles.

ROBERT A. KENNY, JR., is a founding partner of the firm Kenny Howard Associates in Concord, Massachusetts. He specializes in citizenship education, values education, and community participation as strategies to promote development and positive values in youth. He was Associate in Education at the Center for Moral Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he started designing and researching democratic forums for children. A co-founder of the New England Conference for Democratic Schools, he has also served as an advisor at the local, state, and federal levels to develop policy for preventing adolescent self-destructive behavior.

ANDREW GARROD is Associate Professor of Education at Dartmouth College. His research interests are moral development, moral education, and adolescence, and he has published widely in these areas. He is the editor of Approaches to Moral Development: New Research and Emerging Themes (1993), Adolescent Portraits: Identity, Relationships and Challenges (1992), and Learning for Life: Moral Education Theory and Practice (Praeger, 1992).

Table of Contents

Introduction

Democracy in a New Hampshire School: Applied Citizenship Education

Education in a Democracy

The Student as Citizen: Politics and Development

The School Within a School: A Democratic High School Comes of Age

Democratic Governance at a Large, Diverse High School: The Brookline Experience

The Question of Representation in a Democratic School

Taking Part: Democracy in the Elementary School by Ethel Sadowsky

Education for Democracy and Full Human Competence

Appendix A: School Government: The Council

Appendix B: The Brookline High School Town Meeting

Appendix C: Some Proposals Addresssed by Town Meetings

Bibliography

Index

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