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Planting the Seeds of Civil Society: An assessment of philanthropic education in K-12 schools.
Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership (2017)
  • Peter C. Weber, Murray State University
  • Amy N. Thayer
Abstract
The growing interest in philanthropy education in K–12 schools stems from concerns with the health of American democracy. This article analyzes the size and scope of philanthropy education at U.S. independent K–12 schools. Based on both a Web-based survey with 128 independent K–12 schools and telephone interviews with a purposive sample of teachers and program administrators, the article describes the variety of activities, educational methodologies, and learning goals associated with philanthropy education. It then develops a typology of philanthropy education at K–12 school that aims to clarify the terminology used in philanthropy education at K–12 schools. In so doing, this article assists teachers and program administrators in developing more effective programs and assessment tools in the field of philanthropy education.
Keywords
  • philanthropy education; youth; independent K-12 schools; curriculum development; service learning
Publication Date
2017
Citation Information
Weber, P. C. (first author) & Thayer, A. N. (2017). Planting the Seeds of Civil Society: An assessment of philanthropic education in K-12 schools. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, 7(3), 162-180.