A student-centered approach, in which students practice the skills of a democracy--rather than simply being told about democracy--can enhance civic participation by youths.
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In this post, Grant Lichtman shows how some schools have dissolved the boundaries between themselves and the outside world.
October 04, 2017
Providing community service to residents of Houston after a "hard rain" helped students in a South Carolina school become citizens as well as scholars.
August 08, 2017
A pilot program in New York City seeks to engage young people in voting and elections and build a "civic infrastructure for youth."
February 01, 2017
During this political transition, giving students real material to engage with and supporting them to do work that matters to them will help them become ethical adults who contribute to a better world.
January 30, 2017
Schools can promote democracy--and build academic skills--by engaging students in consequential projects that contribute to the public good, says Ron Berger of EL Education.
April 27, 2016
Developing students' civic competence means more than teaching them facts and encouraging them to vote, says Stephen Hamilton of the High Tech High Graduate School of Education.