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Q&A with Walter Parker, professor of social studies education, University of Washington, College of Education

Does your family talk about current events around the dinner table? Can your kids find Namibia on a map?

A veteran social studies professor talks about 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 Walter Parker 

Walter Parker is a professor of social studies education at the University of Washington, College of Education and an adjunct professor of political science. He specializes in the connection between education and democracy, youth civic development and K–12 social studies curriculum development. 


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