Document Number: 8810High Schools, Civics and Citizenship: What Social Studies Teachers Think and Do - This study revolves around the 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 over-sample survey of 245 Catholic and private high school social studies teachers, and three focus groups. Social studies teachers are in the trenches and can report not only on their own attitudes, priorities and behaviors but also on what is actually happening in high schools and school district. (American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, September 2010)...
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