Bibliography: Democracy (page 592 of 596)

This annotated bibliography is compiled and customized by the Center for Positive Practices for the I'm with Tulsi website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Betty A. Reardon, William L. Hastings, Sheldon Hackney, Robert F. Jones, Arthur W. Hafner, Tendayi S. Kumbula, Kenneth A. Payne, Bonnie L. Barber, E. S. Sokolova, and Toni Fuss Kirkwood.

Hafner, Arthur W.; And Others (1992). Traditional Mediation, Reference Librarian. Four articles address traditional mediation in library services, including the librarian as mediator, the reference librarian as information intermediary, recommitment to patrons' information needs, and mediation in reference service to extend patron success. (87 references) Descriptors: Access to Information, Cultural Differences, Democracy, Homeless People

Sexton, Robert F. (1993). Building Family-Friendly Communities: Observations and Lessons from Two Years of Kentucky School Reform, Equity and Choice. Presents observations and lessons drawn from two years of Kentucky school reform. Implementing the Kentucky School Reform Act of 1990 teaches that reforming schools also requires addressing the ways in which communities raise their children. Community work, with parent and student participation, improves family conditions and political decision making. Descriptors: Community Development, Community Involvement, Decision Making, Democracy

Troy, Daniel E. (1990). Constitution-Writing in Central Europe, Update on Law-Related Education. Remarks on experiences as a participant at a conference on constitution-writing that linked Czech and Slovak constitution writers with U.S. lawyers. Argues cultural traditions must be respected when advising how to write constitutions. Examines challenges facing Czech and Slovak constitution writers, including structuring the government; the judiciary's role; federalism; and protecting individual rights. Descriptors: Civil Law, Civil Liberties, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law

Hastings, William L.; Payne, Kenneth A. (1990). Democratic Orientations among High School Seniors in the United States and Germany, Social Education. Investigates strength of national identity and degrees of democratic orientation among honors high school seniors taking advanced political science courses in 1986 in the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany. Finds West German students less tolerant of minority free speech, more fearful of consequences of dissent, and less politically efficacious. Concludes these differences reflect Nazism's psychological legacy. Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Advanced Courses, Advanced Placement Programs, Cross Cultural Studies

Richardson, Scott (1993). Active Civic Learning for Secondary School Students, Social Studies. Describes a typical week for a secondary student participating in the Close Up Foundation's Washington-based field trip. Discusses the formal and informal curriculum and the interaction among students from different parts of the United States. Outlines Close Up programs at the local and state levels and the emphasis on lifelong learning. Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Community Education

Kumbula, Tendayi S. (1993). Politics and Education in Zimbabwe: The Country's Transition to Freedom Could Provide Helpful Model for South Africa, Black Issues in Higher Education. Changes in the education system of Zimbabwe since the 1940s, principally in the integration and provision of improved opportunities for African Americans, are reviewed. Political factors, integration efforts, teacher education, literacy education, and plans to develop higher education opportunities are noted. Descriptors: Access to Education, Black Education, Democracy, Educational Change

Kirkwood, Toni Fuss (1991). Reunification: Perspectives from Inside Germany, Social Studies. Presents commentaries concerning German reunification made by prominent German intellectuals. Focuses on social and economic adjustments necessary for successful reunification. Lists topics for classroom discussion and suggests how to examine the implications of reunification from a global perspective. Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Democracy, Democratic Values, Economic Change

Jones, Robert F. (1993). The Vision of Thomas Jefferson, Humanities. Contends that it was the blend of public service and public interests that distinguish the life of Thomas Jefferson. Discusses Jefferson's political philosophy found in his writings. Explains that nearly all of his writing was done to accomplish specific goals, although it had significance far beyond the immediate context. Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Constitutional History, Democracy, Democratic Values

Sokolova, E. S.; Likhacheva, V. M. (1993). The Perestroika Generation: What Is It Like?, Russian Education and Society. Reports on a 1990 study of political and social attitudes of Russian school students, age 10-15. Finds that belief in Communism is declining and that boys are more skeptical about Communism than are girls. Concludes that social issues and moral values were considered very important by a large number of the respondents. Descriptors: Capitalism, Communism, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education

Reggio, Michael H. (1990). The U.S.S.R.: A Democratic Constitutional Government?, Update on Law-Related Education. Offers suggestions for teaching the concept of constitutional government. Differentiates constitutional governments from autocratic systems. Includes a handout containing excerpts from a model constitution. Involves students in comparisons of this model to the U.S. Constitution and discussions about clauses in the model. Reveals at the lesson's closure the model's identity as the constitution of the U.S.S.R. Descriptors: Communism, Concept Teaching, Constitutional Law, Democracy

Pride, Peggy (1994). Videodiscs on the Cold War and the Presidency. Instructional Technology, Social Education. Asserts that the technology of interactive multimedia gives teachers the tools to help students acquire and use historical knowledge in a visual, active manner. Reviews two videodisks on the Cold War and the U.S. presidency. Concludes that both products would be effective instructional tools. Descriptors: Communism, Curriculum Design, Democracy, Educational Technology

Reardon, Betty A. (1994). Human Rights and Values Education: Using the International Standards, Social Education. Asserts that, in teaching about human rights, the international standards should be the fundamental core of the content and values to be communicated. Recommends that teachers should use the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the standard by which the actions of individuals and governments should be compared. Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civil Liberties

Bernstein, Richard B. (1995). Crossroads: Rethinking American History, Social Science Record. Reports on efforts to develop "Crossroads," a K-16 articulated, content-based, spiral curriculum in United States history. Discusses the historical framework underlying the curriculum. Presents the curriculum's 12-era chronology and 8 substantive themes. Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Cultural Interrelationships

Barber, Bonnie L.; Lyons, Janice M. (1994). Family Processes and Adolescent Adjustment in Intact and Remarried Families, Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Whether family processes that predict positive and negative developmental outcomes are the same in intact families and remarried families was studied through surveys administered to 758 10th graders from families with stepfathers. In this sample, family dissolution and reconstitution does not affect parenting styles with regard to permissiveness and democratic decision making. Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Child Development, Conflict

Hackney, Sheldon (1994). A Conversation with Cornel West, Humanities. Presents an interview with Cornel West, author of "Race Matters" and "Keeping Faith," about cultural pluralism, racial relations, and democratic values. Concludes that the ongoing struggle for justice is an integral element of what it means to be an American. Descriptors: Black Culture, Blacks, Cultural Pluralism, Democracy

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