Teaching America : the case for civic education / edited by David Feith.
Contributor(s): Feith, David.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on EBSCOhost.New frontiers in education: Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2011Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 235 p.).ISBN: 9781607098423 (electronic bk.); 1607098423 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Citizenship -- Study and teaching -- United States | Civics -- Study and teaching -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Teaching America.DDC classification: 372.890973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; I: Making the Case; 1 The Democratic Purpose of Education; 2 My Immigrant Tale; 3 The Right to Know Your Rights; 4 Safeguarding American Exceptionalism; II: From the White House to the Statehouse-Policymakers' Lessons Learned; 5 Civic Nation; 6 Civic Literacy and No Child Left Behind; 7 A Failure of Leadership; 8 Forgetting Martin Luther King's Dream; 9 Revolutionary Ignorance; 10 Core Curriculum; III: In the Classroom-What Works, What Doesn't; 11 Fighting Civic Malpractice; 12 The KIPP Approach; 13 The Wisdom of Twenty Thousand Teachers
This book taps the best American thinkers to answer the essential American question: How do we sustain our experiment in government of, by, and for the people? To remain America, our country has to give its kids a civic identity, an understanding of our constitutional system, and some appreciation of the amazing achievement of American self-government. Yet schools often do no such thing. Young Americans know little about the founding fathers, the Bill of Rights, the structure of government, or the civilrights movement. Three of every four high-school seniors aren't proficient in civics, and t.