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Video: Preparing Students to Be Citizens

A windows-and-mirrors approach to learning helps children understand similarities and differences

Published on: September 22, 2014

Does your family talk about current events around the dinner table? Can your kids find Namibia on a map?In this video, veteran social studies professor Walter Parker of the University of Washington's College of Education, discusses ways in which schools and parents can educate children to become thoughtful citizens of the world.

Topics covered in this video:

  • The connection between education and democracy
  • What schools and parents can do to prepare students to be citizens
  • How parents can enrich their children's education

About Washington GET

Washington's Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) is a prepaid state-guaranteed college tuition program to help families save for their children's future higher education. 


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