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Education in a Rapidly Changing Democracy

Education in a Rapidly Changing Democracy: Strengthening Civic Education for Citizens of All Ages is an article by Matt Leighninger and Peter Levine, published in the October 2008 issue of The School Administrator.

Below is the article’s abstract.

The shifting relationship between citizens and government has special implications for public schools. How schools approach civic education isn’t just a matter of course content–it is wrapped up in how teachers and administrators view their role in the larger community. This article describes ways in which both civic education for young people and involvement opportunities for all citizens can be strengthened. By strengthening the connection between students as citizens and adults as citizens, educators might transform the role of schools in local democracy.

To read the full article, go to http://www.aasa.org/SchoolAdministratorArticle.aspx?id=4750.

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