High Schools, Civics, and Citizenship: What Social Studies Teachers Think and Do

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Publication Title High Schools, Civics, and Citizenship: What Social Studies Teachers Think and Do
Description This study revolves around an essential question: what are teachers trying to teach our youth about citizenship and what it means to be an American? The findings are based on a national, random sample survey of 866 public high school social studies teachers, an oversample survey of 245 Catholic and private high school social studies teachers, and three focus groups. Social studies teachers are excellent sources of information for this type of research. They are in the trenches, and they can report not only on their own attitudes, priorities, and behaviors, but also on what is actually happening in high schools and school districts.
Publication Year 2010
Publication Author Frederick Hess, Gary Schmitt, Cheryl Miller, Jenna Schuette, Steve Farkas, Ann Duffett
Publication Type Study
Publisher American Enterprise Institute
Major Funders
Publication Link http://www.aei.org/publication/high-schools-civics-and-citizenship/