Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education9th Annual Teacher ForumWhat Kind of Citizen:Educating Our Children for the Common Goodwith Joel Westheimer
Where:Brandeis UniversityHassenfeld Conference Center415 South StreetWaltham, MA 02453
- How can our schools prepare students to become responsible, ethical and active citizens of a just, democratic society?
In this interactive presentation and workshop
- How can teachers of all subjects teach young people to engage with the world around them and work to improve it?Dr. Joel Westheimer details how teachers, principals, parents, students and school reformers can pursue meaningful ideals of democracy,social justice and civic community.Joel Westheimer is University Research Chair in Democracy and Education at the University of Ottawa and education columnist for CBC Radio. He began his education career as a summer camp director and was a middle school teacher in the New York City Public School system. His newest book What Kind of Citizen: Educating Our Children for the Common Good was published in 2015.