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"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." – Vincent Van Gogh


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How is citizenship education a curricular problem?

It is our responsibility as teachers to aid students in developing critical thinking. Through these skills, students are able to become active members of society.There are three different types of citizens students are able to become in members of society: personally responsible, participatory, and justice oriented.
Personally,  I view that the curriculum and teachers as a whole tend to do a great job of catering to responsible and participatory citizens, but are lacking in justice-oriented. Many schools tend to focus on the past issues rather than current which makes it difficult for students to become aware for justice-orientation. Children and teenagers are massive forces of change. I believe we, as teachers, have a responsibility for educating youth to be more actively aware of social issues to create a more positive future.


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