Social Science Perspectives on Citizenship Education (with Richard E. Gross)

Citizenship training in American education continues to be based upon the yearning for a better society, a society that requires a commitment to educate youth to support the democratic way of life, which is based on specific and identifiable moral and ethical behaviors. To survive, democracies must be built on sound moral and ethical principles, including those of fair play, moral conduct, and the rejection of extremism, except in the defense of democracy. Citizenship education has long been the basic societal means whereby each new generation of youth is expected to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values needed to maintain and perpetuate the republic.

Selected Works

Biography and Curriculum Development
The development of the Elementary Social Studies Curriculum
Anthropology and Education
An Evaluation of Anthropology Projects for the Social Studies Curriculum
Social Studies Curriculum - Phi Delta Kappa Fastback #199
This 1983 publication contains a review of important models developed for the social studies
History
This book focuses on the development of civism as it contributed to ancient Greek culture, and helped to shape the psychology of citizenship in the Western world.
Nonfiction
This work consists of an anthology of authors in which they describe their disciplinesí perspective on citizenship education.
This is a college level textbook that is designed as a means to help teacher candidates learn to prepare instruction.
This book is an exploration of the relationship between citizenship and civism through a general survey of European history.