Schools can develop democratic citizens with civic engagement educational programs

Summary: The researchers studied 10 educational programs whose objective — to develop democratic citizens — is largely ignored by school reform policy. Schools can fulfill this mission, they discovered, through specific strategies that promote civic commitments, capacities, and connections.Kahne, Joseph, and Westheimer, Joel. 2003. “Teaching Democracy: What Schools Need to Do.” Phi Delta Kappan 85 (1) 34-66. ( on

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