"The development of a more intelligent citizenship": John Dewey and the social studies

Education and Culture 22 (2):31-42 (2006)

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: This paper describes John Dewey's attitude regarding the potential for the social studies as a vehicle for citizenship education. During the 1930s, Dewey specifically addressed his concerns for teaching social studies in two articles. By situating these concerns within his framework for democratic education, he outlines the potential for creating participatory citizens. This goal for citizenship education is still relevant today, especially given the current political climate.
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DOI 10.1353/eac.2007.0001
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