This book presents six different charter schools that explicitly embrace a compelling civic mission and that foster an excellent academic environment. This volume makes the case that the rediscovery of the civic mission of schooling is not at odds with the broader education reform movement. These charter schools all have widely different approaches to teaching and fostering civic-mindedness, but each charter system links good behavior, character formation, and the practical aspects of citizenship with classroom performance.Students should be able to write a persuasive essay citing data, their knowledge of the issue, and core democratic values. Under the heading aCivic Virtue in Action, a the guide instructs teachers to lead a discussion of a public policy issue, analyzing graphs ... For example, should the school board require school uniforms?
|Title||:||Trendsetting Charter Schools|
|Author||:||Gary J. Schmitt, Cheryl Miller|
|Publisher||:||Rowman & Littlefield - 2015-03-26|