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Last update 12-08-2015
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 1st degree (Bachelor)

Responsible Department: political science

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Dr. Aviv Cohen

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours:

Teaching Staff:
Dr. Aviv Cohen Abra

Course/Module description:
The goal of this course is to understand the importance of education as part of citizenship in a democratic state. We will read resources that touch on the connections between citizenship, democracy and education. In addition, we will reflect on several case studies from the Israeli and global contexts that demonstrate these connections.

Course/Module aims:
Exposure to the academic discourse surrounding the field of civic education in a Democratic state.

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Conduct a thoughtful examination of an educational project from the field of civic education.

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Lectures, classroom discussions and student presentations (optional).

Course/Module Content:
- Introduction to the topics of: citizenship, education and civic education
- Presentation of four theoretical models of civic education
- "Translating" from theory to practice
- Examination of case studies

Required Reading:
לבנת, ל. (2004). סדר יום לחינוך לאומי חדש. פנים, 29, 14-16.
לם, צ. (2000). חינוך פוליטי וחינוך אידיאולוגי: הבחנות. בתוך: י. הרפז (ע'), לחץ והתנגדות בחינוך (344-
359). תל אביב: ספריית פועלים.
לם, צ. (תשס"ב). במערבולת האידיאולוגיות: יסודות החינוך במאה העשרים. ירושלים: הוצאת מאגנס.
משרד החינוך. (תשע"א). אזרחות: תכנית הלימודים בחטיבה העליונה לבתי ספר יהודיים (כלליים ודתיים) ערביים ודרוזיים. ירושלים: משרד החינוך, המזכירות הפדגוגית, האגף לתכנון ולפיתוח תכניות לימודים.
פינסון, ה. (2006). בין מדינה יהודית לדמוקרטית: סתירות ומתחים בתוכנית הלימודים באזרחות. בתוך: ד. אבנון (ע'), שפת אזרח בישראל. ירושלים: מאגנס, (ע"מ 181-200).
קרמניצר, מ. (1995). להיות אזרחים. ירושלים: משרד החינוך והתרבות.
תמיר, י. (1998). שני מושגים של רב תרבותיות. בתוך: מ. מאוטנר, א. שגיא ור. שמיר (עורכים), רב-תרבותיות
במדינה דמוקרטית ויהודית (79-91). תל אביב: הוצאת רמות.

Banks, J. (2008). Diversity, group identity, and citizenship education in a global age. Educational Researcher, 37(3), 129-139.
Bottery, M. (2000). Values education. In R. Bailey (Ed.), Teaching values and citizenship across the curriculum: Educating children for the world (pp. 3-13). London: Kogan Page.
Crick, B. (1999). The presuppositions of citizenship education. Journal of Philosophy of
Education, 33(3), 337-352.
Hahn, C. (2010). Comparative civic education research: What we know and what we need to know. Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 6(1), 5-23.
Parker, W. (2005). Teaching against idiocy. Phi Delta Kappan, 86(5), 344-351.
Ravitch, D. (1995). National standards in American education: A citizen's guide. Washington DC: Brookings.
Westheimer, J., & Kahne, J. (2004). What kind of citizen? The politics of educating for democracy. American Educational Research Journal, 41(2), 237-269.

Additional Reading Material:

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 100 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
- The students will be given the option to display presentations that will be considered as 30% of the final grade (in which case the final project will be considered as 70% of the final grade)
- Please note the changes may occur to the list of topics and readings
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.