Acknowledgments. Preface.; PART I: A Rationale for an Issues-Centered Decision Making Curriculum for Citizens of a Pluralistic Democracy in a Global Age.; Chapter 1: Democratic Ideals: Implications for Social Studies Curricula.; Chapter 2: The Citizen We Need in a Pluralistic Democracy in a Global Age.; Chapter 3: Socialization and Counter Socialization for a Democracy.; Chapter 4: The Social Sciences and the Humanities in Citizenship Education: Contributions and Limitations.; Chapter 5: Democratic Decision Making in an Issues-Centered Curriculum.; Chapter 6: The Status of Social Studies Programs.; PART II: A Curriculum for Democratic Citizenship Education.; Chapter 7: The Framework of the Curriculum.; Chapter 8: Democratic Teaching Practices.; Chapter 9: Assessment for an Issues-Centered Decision Making Curriculum.; Chapter 10: Implementation at School and Classroom Levels.; Chapter 11: Conditions Needed for an Issues-Centered Decision Making Curriculum. Epilogue. Appendix I: Gradual Steps toward Implementation: For Teachers and Administrators. Appendix II: A Reflective Teaching Observation Instrument. Appendix III: How Democratic Should a High School Be? References. About the Author.