ERIC Number: ED387392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Civic Declaration: A Call for a New Citizenship. A New Citizenship Project of the American Civic Forum. An Occasional Paper of the Kettering Foundation.
American Youth Policy Forum, Washington, DC.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Democracy and Citizenship.; Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Walt Whitman Center.
This position paper asserts that citizens must reclaim responsibility for and power over public affairs. The New Citizenship calls on all people to reassert common agency and to repossess democratic institutions through popular sovereignty that is the root of democracy. The volume includes the following chapters: (1) "Background"; (2) "Call for a New Citizenship"; (3) "The Challenge"; (4) "The New Citizenship: Civic Stories"; (5) "From 'Me' to 'We': The Lessons of Civic Stories"; (6) "The American Civic Forum"; and (7) "About the 'Civic Declaration'; Reflections of Civic Leaders." (EH)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Democracy, Higher Education, Law Related Education, Nationalism, Patriotism, Political Science, United States Government (Course)
Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Humphrey Institute, 301 19th Avenue, South, Minneapolis, MN 55455; Walt Whitman Center, Hickman Hall, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.
Authoring Institution: American Youth Policy Forum, Washington, DC.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Democracy and Citizenship.; Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Walt Whitman Center.