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ERIC Number: EJ1041953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Educating the Spirit of Activism: A "Critical" Civic Education
Wheeler-Bell, Quentin
Educational Policy, v28 n3 p463-486 May 2014
Often when philosophers of education address the issue of civic education, they focus on the characteristics individuals should possess to participate in the preexisting democracy; these skills include the ability to listen carefully, reasonably reflect and weigh evidence, articulate one's demands and concerns in the public sphere, and so forth. However, little consideration is given to the type of collective sensibility necessary to move toward the more ideal society. This article aims to broaden our conception of civic education by detailing the type of citizen that is necessary to create and maintain an ideal society--a deep socialist democracy.
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Language: English
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