Democratic Citizenship in Schools

Teaching Controversial Issues, Traditions and Accountability

Author: Jane Brown,Hamish Ross,Pamela Munn

Publisher: Dunedin Academic PressLtd

ISBN: 9781780460055

Category: Education

Page: 172

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In recent years a greater emphasis has been placed on how nation states socialise and prepare the next generation of citizens. This book presents three themes: Democratic Schooling, Teaching Controversial Issues and Accountability. The scholars and school leaders who have contributed to this volume do so from a wide international perspective.

Managing controversy

Developing a strategy for handling controversy and teaching controversial issues in schools

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287184143

Category: Political Science

Page: 64

View: 5168

A tool for school leaders and senior managers for handling controversy and teaching controversial issues in schools. Controversy and controversial issues are at the centre of our democratic societies. This means that learning how to deal with such issues must also be at the heart of an effective education for democratic citizenship and human rights education (EDC/HRE). The publication aims to help strengthen the managing of controversial issues at whole-school level. This will benefit young people and also help contribute to more effective Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE), and the protection and strengthening of our democratic societies.

Resilience in Childhood

Perspectives, Promise & Practice

Author: Erica Joslyn

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137486163

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 2972

With an emphasis on promoting self-reliance, autonomy and independence, this exciting new book provides a contemporary and holistic analysis of the childhood resilience. It recognises 'resilience in childhood' as a complex construct, critically deconstructs it by drawing upon a wide range of academic disciplines and practices, and provides an account of the factors that help and hinder the development of resilience during childhood and adolescence. Part I unpacks definitions of resilience and its "construction" over the last 50 years. Part II examines psychological, sociological and neurobiological perspectives that contribute to our understanding of how childhood resilience can be developed and fostered. Part III explores strategies and approaches relating theory to current intervention practice and policy drivers. Application to professional practice within a multi-agency context is explored throughout. Importantly, this book seeks to develop the notion of 'the promise of resilience' and establish the bond between capabilities built up in childhood and the promise of a positive successful future. Efforts to foster and build effective skills that lead to resilience will result in long-lasting abilities to positively navigate through life's challenges and to become the key architect of one's own success in later life.

Controversial History Education in Asian Contexts

Author: Mark Baildon,Kah Seng Loh,Ivy Maria Lim,Gül İnanç,Junaidah Jaffar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135014205

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 6679

This book examines both history textbook controversies AND teaching historical controversy in Asian contexts. The different perspectives provided by the book’s authors offer numerous insights, examples, and approaches for understanding historical controversy to provide a practical gold mine for scholars and practitioners. The book provides case studies of history textbook controversies ranging from treatments of the Nanjing Massacre to a comparative treatment of Japanese occupation in Vietnamese and Singaporean textbooks to the differences in history textbooks published by secular and Hindu nationalist governments in India. It also offers a range of approaches for teaching historical controversy in classrooms. These include Structured Academic Controversy, the use of Japanese manga, teaching controversy through case studies, student facilitated discussion processes, and discipline-based approaches that can be used in history classrooms. The book’s chapters will help educational researchers and curricularists consider new approaches for curriculum design, curriculum study, and classroom research.

Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education

Author: Mike Carroll,Margaret McCulloch

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526452391

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 4347

This textbook gives you guidance and insights into the knowledge, values and commitments necessary to succeed in the primary classroom, supported by links to theory and research literature and realistic scenarios you may encounter as a new teacher. Fully updated throughout, key features of this second edition include: · A new chapter on inclusive education · Newly expanded coverage of digital learning, engaging with educational research and the role of the primary teacher · New ‘View from Practice’ examples · Cross-referenced links to the Teachers’ Standards in England and the GTCS Professional Standards in Scotland and where they are covered within the book This is essential reading for professional studies modules on primary initial teacher education courses, including university-based (PGCE, PGDE, BA QTS, BEd), school-based (SCITT, School Direct) and employment-based routes into teaching.

Seeking Common Ground

Public Schools in a Diverse Society

Author: David B. Tyack

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674011984

Category: Education

Page: 237

View: 1337

The American republic will survive only if its citizens are educated--this was an article of faith of its founders. But seeking common civic ground in public schools has never been easy in a society where schoolchildren followed different religions, adhered to different cultural traditions, spoke many languages, and were identified as members of different "races." In this wise and enlightening book, filled with vivid characters and memorable incidents that make history but don't always make history books, David Tyack describes how each American generation grappled with the knotty task of creating political unity and social diversity. Seeking Common Ground illuminates puzzles about democracy in education and chronic conflicts that continue to make news. Americans mistrusted government, yet they entrusted the civic education of their children to public schools. American history textbooks were notoriously dull, but they were also highly controversial. Although the people liked local control of schools, educational experts called it "democracy gone to seed" and campaigned to "take the schools out of politics." Reformers argued about whether it was more democratic to teach all students the same subjects or to tailor curriculum to individuals. And what was the best way to "Americanize" immigrants, asked educators: by forced-fed assimilation or by honoring their ethnic heritages? With a broad perspective and an eye for telling detail, Tyack lets us see that debates about the civic purposes of schools are an essential part of a democratic culture, and integral to its future.

So lebe ich jetzt

Author: Meg Rosoff

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030898

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 7204

Ein Roman – so intensiv und so unvergesslich wie die erste große Liebe Die fünfzehnjährige Daisy aus New York verbringt die Ferien bei ihren exzentrischen Verwandten in England, die idyllisch auf dem Land leben. Dort verliebt sie sich in ihren Cousin Edmond. Doch urplötzlich wird Großbritannien von Bombenanschlägen erschüttert, es bricht ein Krieg aus, und Daisy und Edmond werden getrennt. Sie erleben die Wirren und die Grausamkeiten eines Krieges, den keiner versteht, und versuchen zu überleben. Und sie suchen einander ... Meg Rosoffs Debütroman ›So lebe ich jetzt‹ machte die Autorin über Nacht berühmt. Er wurde mit unzähligen Preisen ausgezeichnet und von der Presse begeistert aufgenommen: ein bewegendes, ein mitreißendes Buch, das den Leser von der ersten Seite an gefangennimmt. - Guardian Award 2004 - Michael L. Printz Award 2005 - Branford Boase Award 2005 - Shortlist Booktrust Teenage Prize 2005 - LUCHS des Jahres 2005 - Eule des Monats November 2005 - Nominiert für den Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis 2006

True confessions

social efficacy, popular culture, and the struggle in schools

Author: Cameron White

Publisher: Hampton Pr


Category: Education

Page: 164

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Politische Emotionen

Warum Liebe für Gerechtigkeit wichtig ist

Author: Martha C. Nussbaum

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518737422

Category: Philosophy

Page: 596

View: 504

Wie viel Gefühl verträgt eine Gesellschaft, die nach Gerechtigkeit strebt? Nicht viel, könnte man meinen und auf die Gefahren politischer Instrumentalisierung von Ängsten und Ressentiments verweisen. Emotionen, so eine verbreitete Ansicht, setzen das Denken außer Kraft und sollten deshalb keine Rolle spielen. Martha C. Nussbaum hingegen behauptet: um der Gerechtigkeit politisch zur Geltung zu verhelfen, bedarf es nicht nur eines klaren Verstandes, sondern auch einer positiv-emotionalen Bindung der Bürgerinnen und Bürger an die gemeinsame Sache. Manche sprechen von Hingabe, Nussbaum nennt es Liebe. Sie zeigt, welche Ausdrucksformen diese und verwandte politische Emotionen annehmen können und wie sie sich kultivieren lassen.

Stärkere Professionalisierung des Lehrerberufs Wie gute Lehrer gewonnen, gefördert und gehalten werden können

Wie gute Lehrer gewonnen, gefördert und gehalten werden können

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264023674


Page: 264

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Viele OECD-Länder stehen vor großen Schwierigkeiten, wenn es darum geht, die vielen in den nächsten fünf bis zehn Jahren ausscheidenden Lehrerinnen und Lehrer durch die Einstellung einer ausreichenden Zahl qualifizierter Nachwuchskräfte zu ersetzen ...

Zwischen mir und der Welt

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446251952

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 4203

Wenn in den USA schwarze Teenager von Polizisten ermordet werden, ist das nur ein Problem von individueller Verfehlung? Nein, denn rassistische Gewalt ist fest eingewebt in die amerikanische Identität – sie ist das, worauf das Land gebaut ist. Afroamerikaner besorgten als Sklaven seinen Reichtum und sterben als freie Bürger auf seinen Straßen. In seinem schmerzhaften, leidenschaftlichen Manifest verdichtet Ta-Nehisi Coates amerikanische und persönliche Geschichte zu einem Appell an sein Land, sich endlich seiner Vergangenheit zu stellen. Sein Buch wurde in den USA zum Nr.-1-Bestseller und ist schon jetzt ein Klassiker, auf den sich zukünftig alle Debatten um Rassismus beziehen werden.

Der Rushhour-Killer


Author: Mason Cross

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 364114390X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6719

Wie stoppt man einen Killer, dessen einziges Motiv die pure Lust am Töten ist? Als bei einem Überfall auf einen Gefangenentransport der berüchtigte „Chicago Sniper“ Caleb Wardell entkommen kann, herrscht beim FBI die höchste Alarmstufe. Wardell, der nur zwei Wochen später hingerichtet werden sollte, gilt als völlig unberechenbar und sucht sich seine Opfer bevorzugt in großen Menschenmengen. Das FBI zieht den externen Berater Carter Blake hinzu, der einst während eines Militäreinsatzes im Irak eine äußerst verstörende Begegnung mit Wardell hatte. Wird es Carter diesmal gelingen, den gemeingefährlichen Killer zu stoppen?