Community Matters: Challenges to Civic Engagement in the 21st Century

Community Matters: Challenges to Civic Engagement in the 21st Century

by Verna V. Gehring
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742549607

ISBN-13: 9780742549609

Pub. Date: 08/11/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Civic matters affect all members of a community and are thus of potential concern to all. In Community Matters: Challenges to Civic Engagement in the 21st Century, six distinguished scholars address three perennial challenges of civic life: the making of a citizen, how citizens are to agree (and disagree), and how to define the rights and responsibilities

Overview

Civic matters affect all members of a community and are thus of potential concern to all. In Community Matters: Challenges to Civic Engagement in the 21st Century, six distinguished scholars address three perennial challenges of civic life: the making of a citizen, how citizens are to agree (and disagree), and how to define the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. The thought-provoking essays in this volume discuss integral civic concerns such as: how can we improve civic education? How do we address controversy within our communities? What are the responsibilities of a citizen? Should the national draft be re-instated in the U.S? These essays will encourage students, academics, and interested citizens outside the academy to go farther and dig deeper into these vital issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742549609
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/11/2005
Series:
Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 I. The Challenge of Civic Education Chapter 2 Solving the Civic Achievement Gap in De Facto Segregated Schools Chapter 3 Civic Education and Political Participation Chapter 4 II. The Challenge of Civic Debate Chapter 5 State Symbals and Multiculturalism Chapter 6 Lessons from the Brooklyn Museum Controversy Chapter 7 III. Service in Deed?: Civic Engagement and the Prospect of Mandatory Military Service Chapter 8 A Sketch of Some Arguments for Conscription Chapter 9 Conscription—No Chapter 10 Conscription: Between the Horns

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