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ERIC Number: EJ814453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
Educating for Citizenship
Glickman, Carl
School Administrator, v65 n9 p18-19 Oct 2008
Civic engagement has been on the decline for 50 years, and even with the recent increase in voting in the primary presidential elections, youth participation in society remains low. Those students who do not complete high school have virtually no involvement in civic, political and community affairs. Such realities suggest a marked failure--within government, politics, families, community institutions and the education system--to bring people together to learn from each other. The responsibility to reverse this withdrawal from public life lies more and more heavily on schools. In this article, the author provides some considerations for school district leadership in planning for first-rate citizenship education for all students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A