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Autobiographers as Teachers: Toward Solving the Problem of Civic Education


by Amy A. Kass — 1989

My thesis is that the self-presentations of the lives of exemplary or especially typical Americans, carefully considered, can serve as models or instruments in educating the reader for democratic citizenship by (a) promoting understanding of our civic principles and practices, (b) cultivating social consciousness and civic self-consciousness, and (c) fostering public-spiritedness.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 88, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 90 Number 5, 1989, p. 90-114
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18931, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 1:52:37 PM

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