ASCD Express 13.06 – Citizens Are Made, Not Born
In “Citizens Are Made, Not Born: How Teachers Can Foster Democracy,” Robert Maxwell underscores ways in which teachers can promote civic engagement in response to social issues that are meaningful to students.
There are some great ideas and resources here for teachers. Students can easily identify issues within their communities that are in need of attention. Through a teacher’s own social capital, the teacher can help students to become civically engaged. Subsequently, students will increase their social capital as they navigate community contacts to initiate visible social change.
From Citizens in the Making
November 22, 2017 | Volume 13 | Issue 6