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Dialogue as Pedagogy: Deliberative Learning with Democracy Lab in High School and College Classes

This 10-page document was distributed during Jim Knauer and Paul Alexander's workshop of the same name at the 2006 NCDD Conference in San Francisco. Deliberative dialogue can be used across the curriculum to integrate civic education without sacrificing disciplinary content or traditional learning objectives. The document not only outlines Democracy Lab (an online deliberation program for college students) and where it is headed, it also outlines existing research on dialogic pedagogy, describes William Perry's Scheme of Intellectual and Ethical Development, and explores the relationship between deliberative dialogue and learning. (continue)

Education in a Rapidly Changing Democracy

Education in a Rapidly Changing Democracy: Strengthening Civic Education for Citizens of All Ages is an article by Matt Leighninger and Peter Levine, published in the October 2008 issue of The School Administrator. Below is the article’s abstract. The shifting relationship between citizens and government has special implications for public schools. How schools approach civic education isn’t just a matter of course content–it is wrapped up in how teachers and administrators view their role in the larger community. This article describes ways in which both […] (continue)

Success Is What Counts: A Community Conversation to Help All Community College Students Achieve Choicework guide

Community colleges are often faced with the challenge of helping students who are struggling to overcome the many difficulties they often face. This 2008 Public Agenda Choicework guide explores the question: How can the college and the community work together to close achievement gaps and help all students succeed? Based on decades of research and experience concerning how average citizens think and talk about issues, Public Agenda’s Choicework Discussion Starters are designed to help groups and communities talk productively about public problems. Public Agenda’s Choicework guides and Discussion Starters outline […] (continue)

Ready for 21st Century Careers Choicework guide

Whether they’re planning to attend a four-year university, a two-year degree program or enter an on-the-job training program, today’s students will be living in a world of rapid technological change where more and more good jobs and promising careers will require a solid background in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). From nursing to auto mechanics to marketing, workers will need a greater mastery of these subjects than ever before. Even many jobs that do not directly involve STEM will require the kinds of analytic […] (continue)

Everyone Ready for School: How Can We Ensure High Quality Early Childhood Programs? Choicework guide

Many families choose to place their children in some of preschool program, but these programs can vary widely in quality. This 2005 Public Agenda Choicework guide explores the question: How can we make sure that all preschools provide safe and enriching environments that do a good job preparing children for school? Based on decades of research and experience concerning how average citizens think and talk about issues, Public Agenda’s Choicework Discussion Starters are designed to help groups and communities talk productively about public problems. Public Agenda’s Choicework guides and […] (continue)

Ensuring Teacher Quality Choicework guide

Most people would agree that you can’t have good schools without good teachers, and that it’s crucial to ensure that there is a quality teacher in every classroom. This 2005 Public Agenda Choicework guide explores the questions: How do we ensure teacher quality? What are the qualities, skills, knowledge and behaviors that set quality teachers apart? Based on decades of research and experience concerning how average citizens think and talk about issues, Public Agenda’s Choicework Discussion Starters are designed to help groups and communities talk productively about public problems. […] (continue)

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