WHAT KIND OF CITIZEN?
Educating Our Children for the Common Good
Author Joel Westheimer describes three types of good citizens: "personally responsible," "participatory," and "social justice–oriented." Providing real-world examples of school programs that inculcate the characteristics of each kind of citizenship, his book helps teachers design curriculum that requires students to think critically about real-life issues and participate in authentic debate that acknowledges that intelligent adults can have different opinions. Westheimer also identifies seven myths that can hinder effective citizenship education, and provides counterexamples to help teachers avoid these pitfalls.
Teachers College Press