chapter  3
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CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL

PUBLIC SCHOOLING IN ALL SOCIETIES AlMS TO TEACH students the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to Junction as citizens. Secondary schools in a democratic society translate these curricular goals into knowledge of the community, nation, and world; skills required to participate effectively in society while promoting and protecting one's interests; and the democratic dispositions that form the bases for decisions to act on one's behalf while keeping the common good in mind. Citizenship education is the Jundamental premise on which the whole secondary school experience Junctions. However, a 1916 reportfrom the National Education Association's Commission on the Reorganization of Secondary Education placed this responsibility squarely on the shoulders of the secondary social studies curriculum (Dunn, 1916).