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ERIC Number: EJ857687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Educating for Citizenship: A System Wide Responsibility for Preparing Students to Become Wise Citizens
Glickman, Carl
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v74 n8 p50-56 Apr 2009
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: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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