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Pledging Allegiance

The Politics of Patriotism in America's Schools

Joel Westheimer (editor)

ISBN: 9780807747506

Publication Date: Feb 2007

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

Focuses on critical issues related to patriotism and democracy in education including the social studies curriculum, military recruitment in schools, and student dissent. This work also investigates the ways our schools have changed since 9/11 and examines the efforts of educators who refuse to toe the new "patriotic" line.
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What does it mean to be "patriotic" in the United States after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001? And how have the prevailing notions of patriotism - loudly trumpeted in American media - affected education in American schools? In this wide-ranging and spirited book, renowned educational leaders, classroom practitioners, as well political activists answer these questions with insights, opinions, and hard facts. Contributors focus on critical issues related to patriotism and democracy in education including the social studies curriculum, military recruitment in schools, and student dissent. They investigate the ways our schools have changed since 9/11 and examine the efforts of educators who refuse to toe the new "patriotic" line. This timely volume provide a provocative yet grounded exploration of how schools are mediating national patriotic sentiments.
Illustrations illustrations
Pages 240
Date Published 28 Feb 2007
Publisher Teachers College Press
Series Teaching for Social Justice Series
Subject/s Education   Schools  

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