Title: Teaching for a Living Democracy
Author(s): Joshua Block
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 9780807764169 Pages: 144 Year: 2020

Teaching for a Living Democracy: Project-Based Learning in the English and History Classroom offers both a method for civic engagement and a message of faith in the power of young people to serve as agents for change within their own communities right now. He writes, “This book is based on the premise that teaching for living democracy is a complete, constantly evolving practice that should be understood as a process of individual and collective engagement and transformation for both the students and teachers” (p. 4). This approach to teaching civic education requires a shift in the ways that students are positioned (toward student as collaborator) and disregards models of civic education that emphasize learning functions of government or herald lofty platitudes about voting as the central civic act.

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