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Curriculum for Justice and Harmony: How can we help students work toward a better world?

Saturday Morning Keynote
Saturday, March 5
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Keith C. Barton

Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
  Indiana University

Co-Author - Teaching History for the Common Good and Doing History: Investigating with Children in Elementary and Middle Schools
The time is right for a new way of thinking about social studies. We need to consider how to help students make decisions that enable all people to lead rich and meaningful lives—locally, national, and globally. This requires giving students experience deliberating public issues, at all ages. It also means carefully selecting the kinds of knowledge we ask them to engage with, in order to cultivate their sense of benevolence, help them hear perspectives different than their own, and develop an ability to take wise action in public life.

Keith C. Barton

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Keith C. Barton is Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and coordinator of the doctoral program in Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies at Indiana University. A former California elementary school teacher and teachers’ union president, he focuses on preparing students to participate in the public life of democratic societies. He has worked in numerous settings around the world, including Northern Ireland, Singapore, New Zealand, Chile, and South Sudan. He is co-author, with Linda S. Levstik, of Teaching History for the Common Good and Doing History: Investigating with Children in Elementary and Middle Schools.
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