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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Civic Education

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:

Civic Education

Civic education, whenever and however undertaken, prepares people of a country, especially the young, to carry out their roles as citizens. Civic education is, therefore, political education or, as Amy Gutmann describes it, “the cultivation of the virtues, knowledge, and skills necessary for political participation” (1987, 287). Of course, in some regimes political participation and therefore civic education can be limited or even negligible. Though commonly associated with schooling, civic education is not the exclusive domain of schools....READ MORE

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