Why Community Matters: Connecting Education with Civic Life

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Overview

Provides a fresh perspective on the undeniable relationship between education reform and democratic revitalization.
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“Community Matters is a much-needed, timely, and unique addition to the literature on civic education … Longo brings hope and optimism to the tired strain of complaints one usually reads about disengaged citizenship in our flagging democracy.” — Theory and Research in Social Education

“...Longo has produced a book that helps to enliven and extend the conversation about forms and functions of civic education.” — Education Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791471982
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 8/9/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,391,211
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas V. Longo is Assistant Professor of Public and Community Service at Providence College.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

1. Introduction: The Ecology of Civic Learning

2. Education Writ Large

3. Hull House

4. Highlander Folk School

5. The Neighborhood Learning Community

6. Community Practitioners

7. Conclusion: Taking It Home

Notes
Index

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