Young Citizens of the World

Teaching Elementary Social Studies through Civic Engagement

Author: Marilynne Boyle-Baise,Jack Zevin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113501938X

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Young Citizens of the World takes a clear stance: Social studies is about citizenship education that is informed, deliberative, and activist—citizenship not only as a noun, something one studies, but as a verb, something one DOES. Its holistic, multicultural approach is based on this clear curricular and pedagogical purpose. Straightforward, engaging, and highly interactive, the book encourages students (and their teachers) to become informed, think it through, and take action. Each chapter is written as a civic engagement which is teacher-ready for use in elementary classrooms. A set of six teaching strategies that are constructive, inquiry-driven, dramatic, and deliberative bring the curricular framework to life through intensive, integrated meaningful studies of special places, important people, and significant times. Readers are invited to rehearse the projects in their social studies education courses and then to reinterpret them for their classrooms. The projects are supported by important resources for teaching, including supportive children’s literature, links to internet sites, and visual sources and by a Companion Website that enhances and extends the text.

Young Citizens and New Media

Learning for Democratic Participation

Author: Peter Dahlgren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134156278

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 7452

This book integrates four distinct topics: young people, citizenship, new media, and learning processes. When taken together, these four topics merge to define an arena of social and research attention that has become compelling in recent years. The general international concern expressed of declining democratic engagement and the role of citizenship today becomes all the more acute when it turns to younger people. At the same time, there is growing attention being paid to the potential of new media – especially internet and mobile telephony – to play a role in facilitating newer forms of political participation. It is clear that many of the present manifestations of ‘new politics’ in the extra parliamentarian domain, not only make sophisticated use of such media, but are indeed highly dependent on them. With an impressive array of contributors, this book will appeal to those interested in a number of spheres, including media and cultural studies, political science, pedagogy, and sociology.

Young Citizens and Political Participation in a Digital Society

Addressing the Democratic Disconnect

Author: P. Collin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137348836

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

View: 8783

Drawing on diverse theoretical perspectives, this book examines questions of youth citizenship and participation by exploring their meanings in policy, practice and youth experience. It examines young people's participation in non-government and youth-led organisations, and asks what can be done to bridge the democratic disconnect.

The Lost Prince

Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett


ISBN: 1427062420

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9969

Handbook of Inclusive Education for Educators, Administrators and Planners

Within Walls, Without Boundaries

Author: Madhumita Puri,George Abraham

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132101855

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 7545

The Handbook of Inclusive Education advocates the importance of inclusive education. It presents a collection of various models, practices, experiences, first-hand accounts and success stories from India, where inclusive education has been implemented. It also identifies and analyzes challenges to the Indian education system, while offering possible strategies and solutions for all education systems implementing inclusion policies. The book is divided into three parts. Part one gives an overview of the concept and practice of inclusive education and also discusses legal and policy aspects. Part two describes innovative practices in the implementation of inclusive education for children with a wide range of disabilities, such as: - Hearing Impairment - Visual Impairment - Orthopedic Impairment - Learning Disability - Cerebral Palsy - Intellectual Impairment - Autism Spectrum Disorders. Part three discusses current developments in the fields of inclusive education and describes what a `real' inclusive school should be like.

The Networked Young Citizen

Social Media, Political Participation and Civic Engagement

Author: Brian D. Loader,Ariadne Vromen,Michael Xenos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317696948

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

View: 9072

The future engagement of young citizens from a wide range of socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds in democratic politics remains a crucial concern for academics, policy-makers, civics teachers and youth workers around the world. At a time when the negative relationship between socio-economic inequality and levels of political participation is compounded by high youth unemployment or precarious employment in many countries, it is not surprising that new social media communications may be seen as a means to re-engage young citizens. This edited collection explores the influence of social media, such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, upon the participatory culture of young citizens. This collection, comprising contributions from a number of leading international scholars in this field, examines such themes as the possible effects of social media use upon patterns of political socialization; the potential of social media to ameliorate young people’s political inequality; the role of social media communications for enhancing the civic education curriculum; and evidence for social media manifesting new forms of political engagement and participation by young citizens. These issues are considered from a number of theoretical and methodological approaches but all attempt to move beyond simplistic notions of young people as an undifferentiated category of ‘the internet generation’.

Young Citizens in the Digital Age

Political Engagement, Young People and New Media

Author: Brian D. Loader

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134131577

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 3956

A social anxiety currently pervades the political classes of the western world, arising from the perception that young people have become disaffected with liberal democratic politics. Voter turnout among 18-25 year olds continues to be lower than other age groups and they are less likely to join political parties. This is not, however, proof that young people are not interested in politics per se but is evidence that they are becoming politically socialized within a new media environment. This shift poses a significant challenge to politicians who increasingly have to respond to a technologically mediated lifestyle politics that celebrates lifestyle diversity, personal disclosure and celebrity. This book explores alternative approaches for engaging and understanding young people’s political activity and looks at the adoption of information and ICTs as a means to facilitate the active engagement of young people in democratic societies. Young Citizens in a Digital Age presents new research and the first comprehensive analysis of ICTs, citizenship and young people from an international group of leading scholars. It is an important book for students and researchers of citizenship and ICTs within the fields of sociology, politics, social policy and communication studies among others.

Children and War

A Historical Anthology

Author: James Marten

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814756669

Category: History

Page: 313

View: 3128

How did a sleepy New England fishing village become a gay mecca? In this dynamic history, Karen Christel Krahulik explains why Provincetown, Massachusetts--alternately known as “Land's End,” “Cape-tip,” “Cape-end,” and, to some, “Queersville, U.S.A”--has meant many things to many people. Provincetown tells the story of this beguiling coastal town, from its early history as a mid-nineteenth century colonial village to its current stature as a bustling gay tourist destination. It details the many cultures and groups—Yankee artists, Portuguese fishermen, tourists—that have comprised and influenced Provincetown, and explains how all of them, in conjunction with larger economic and political forces, come together to create a gay and lesbian mecca. Through personal stories and historical accounts, Provincetown reveals the fascinating features that have made Provincetown such a textured and colorful destination: its fame as the landfall of the Mayflower Pilgrims, charm as an eccentric artists’ colony, and allure as a Dionysian playground. It also hints at one of Provincetown’s most dramatic economic changes: its turn from fishing village to resort town. From a history of fishing economies to a history of tourism, Provincetown, in the end, is as eclectic and vibrant as the city itself.

Rethinking the School Curriculum

Values, Aims and Purposes

Author: John White

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415306787

Category: Education

Page: 195

View: 6888

In 2000, the school curriculum in England was equipped - for the first time in the country's history - with an extensive set of aims and purposes. In this book, leading experts in the teaching of school subjects examine the significance of the new aims for the reform of the curriculum. In two general introductory chapters John White discusses the validity of the aims and how they might be realized in schools. The remainder of the book focuses on subject specific areas and how these need to be brought into line with the new aims, so as to produce a more relevant and enjoyable curriculum experience for pupils, including more opportunities for choice of activities. The book concludes with suggestions about how government policy on the curriculum should now succeed. This portrayal of the school curriculum today and how it could be developed in line with the new aims will be of interest to those studying education with a particular focus on the areas of curriculum, assessment, school management, philosophy of education and the history of education.

Wenn die Welt ein Dorf wäre ...

ein Buch über die Völker der Erde

Author: David J. Smith,Shelagh Armstrong

Publisher: Wien : Jungbrunnen

ISBN: 9783702657437

Category: Géographie humaine - Ouvrages pour la jeunesse

Page: 32

View: 4413

Die Welt ist ein Dorf, in dem 100 Menschen leben: alle Nationalitäten, Altersstufen, Religionen, Hautfarben u.a.

A Cultural Citizen of the World

Sigmund Freud's Knowledge and Use of British and American Writings

Author: Siegbert Salomon Prawer

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 190654042X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 145

View: 2390

world far wider than Vienna was not, and it can tell us much about the exchange of ideas across national and linguistic frontiers. Though he was a reader par excellence, he was also a case study in how world literature can be used by men and women who are not professional literary scholars or critics - and of how much it can come to mean to them, and for their sense of who they are." --Book Jacket.

Citizens of the World

London Merchants and the Integration of the British Atlantic Community, 1735-1785

Author: David Hancock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521629423

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 477

View: 3226

Examines the business and social strategies of the men who developed the British empire in the eighteenth century.

Energy Revolution

Climate Change and Our Post-carbon Future

Author: N.A

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 0237539624

Category: Global warming

Page: 96

View: 1233

This work will address key issues of climate change and the post-carbon future in a student-friendly way, with clear links to science, geography and citizenship.

Young Citizens

Young People's Involvement in Politics and Decision Making

Author: Eldin Fahmy

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754642596

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 7344

Based upon a wide range of UK and European survey sources, together with qualitative and policy-focused analyses, this volume explores the attitudes of young people to politics and government in Britain and assesses the prospects for re-engaging young people with the formal political process.

Citizen of the World

The Life of James Bryce

Author: John Seaman

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857718355

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 6052

THIS IS AN NJR - NOT JACKET BLURB, DO NOT USE IT THIS RAW FORM Historian and politician, barrister and jurist, diplomat and traveller, mountaineer, and man of letters: James Bryce (1838-1922) was a towering figure at the heart of 19th century British politics and public life. A “citizen of the world”, as one obituarist put it, he was a passionate advocate of Liberal politics and international law. He championed Irish Home Rule as a matter of moral right as well as imperial policy, opposed the Boer War at considerable risk to his own career, was active in the League of Nations movement, and campaigned tirelessly on behalf of the Armenian people. Moreover, as a popular British ambassador to the United States and acclaimed author of The American Commonwealth, a landmark study of American political institutions, he established himself as the foremost foreign observer of the United States since de Tocqueville._x000D_ _x000D_ Interesting and important, Bryce’s life is also a parable of the intellectual in politics. In the sheer range of his achievements, Bryce exemplifies a new breed of intellectual that emerged in mid-Victorian Britain to play a leading role in Liberal politics. Neither outsiders nor experts, but moving at ease between the worlds of law, letters, and the university, they depended for their influence on the wider set of shared attitudes and assumptions supporting Liberalism, and as this social and political consensus began to collapse after 1880, so that influence waned. For Bryce, the same versatility that seemed ideally to complement the reforming energies of mid-Victorian Liberalism left him unprepared for a changing world. _x000D_ _x000D_ In James Bryce: A Victorian Public Life [working title], the author joins history and biography to recount a life of heroic failure and stubborn triumph, and in so doing, sheds new light on 19th century British politics and public life.