Making Civics Count: Citizenship Education for a New Generation

Making Civics Count: Citizenship Education for a New Generation

by David E. Campbell
     
 

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"By nearly every measure, Americans are less engaged in their communities and political activity than generations past.” So write the editors of this volume, who survey the current practices and history of citizenship education in the United States.

They argue that the current period of “creative destruction”—when schools are closing

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"By nearly every measure, Americans are less engaged in their communities and political activity than generations past.” So write the editors of this volume, who survey the current practices and history of citizenship education in the United States.

They argue that the current period of “creative destruction”—when schools are closing and opening in response to reform mandates—is an ideal time to take an in-depth look at how successful strategies and programs promote civic education and good citizenship.

Making Civics Count offers research-based insights into what diverse students and teachers know and do as civic actors, and proposes a blueprint for civic education for a new generation that is both practical and visionary.

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"How to educate democratic citizens is one of the most important problems in today’s schools. Making Civics Count: Citizenship Education for a New Generation, edited by David E. Campbell, Meira Levinson, and Frederick M. Hess (2012) is an excellent collection of essays, written by some of the most prominent scholars in the field, that enriches our understanding of this problem and how to tackle it." — Judith L. Pace, Democracy & Education

"Making Civics Count: Citizenship Education for a New Generation is a well-edited collection of chapters from leading and innovative scholars in the fields of political science, education, and public policy. This volume charts a clear path for meaningful reform at a time when American civil society needs it most." — Jessica Feezell, Journal of Political Science Education

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612504780
Publisher:
Harvard Education Press
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

David E. Campbell is professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame and founding director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy.
Meira Levinson is a professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and former middle school teacher in the Atlanta and Boston Public Schools.
Frederick M. Hess is a resident scholar and director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He is the author of Cage-Busting Leadership (Harvard Education Press, 2013).

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