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Civic Engagement and Service-Learning with Young Children: Intergenerational Peacemaking Projects MS Word PDF - Peace Games builds on a 10-week core curriculum that focuses on communication, cooperation, conflict resolution and engagement. Teaching teams help students plan and implement service-learning activities called "Peacemaker Projects." This paper outlines some of these projects including projects designed to lessen instances of bullying and conflict describes benefits of this approach for elementary school students and young adult volunteers and suggests some basic principles and guidelines for developing and implementing successful Peacemaker Projects. (Education Commission of the States, 2003)...

Experts Offer Recommendations for Improving Citizenship Education PDF - Five groups of national, state and local expertis in citizenship education recently met to develop recommendations to improve citizenship education. Their recommendations address content, delivery and policy implications. (Education Commission of the States, June 2004)...

Involving Students in Governance PDF - Education is as much about fostering citizenship as it is about preparing students for college and the workplace, according to this policy brief. The brief presents the benefits of involving students in education governance and policymaking. It includes examples, challenges, questions for state and local policymakers to consider, as well as recommendations and resources. (Jeffery J. Miller, Education Commission of the States, October 2004)...

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