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A Curriculum for Citizenship


reviewed by Bernard Corman 1953

coverTitle: A Curriculum for Citizenship
Author(s): Arnold R. Meler, Florence Damon Cleary, Alice M. Davis
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The Detroit Citizenship Education Study, described in this volume, had as one of its more important assumptions that "attempts to improve citizenship education for pupils will start with the teachers, with their efforts to improve their own competence and to clarify and unify their beliefs and values." No attempt was made to introduce teachers to a predetermined program. Rather, teachers and administrators were brought together to determine their needs and to develop methods to fit their individual schools. This volume describes in some detail the attempts of the teachers and consultants of two junior high schools and two elementary schools to refocus their thinking and to sharpen their teaching methods during the five-year period of the Study. The function of the Study staff was to help teachers broaden their conception of the task of citizenship education and to serve as consultants for special technical problems. Teachers, it was found, most often... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 54 Number 4, 1953, p. 230-230
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4974, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 1:07:17 AM

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