Youth Civic Development and Education:
A Conference Consensus Report
Heather Malin, Parissa J. Ballard, Maryam Lucia Attai, Anne Colby, and William Damon
Consensus Panel Participants
James A. Banks, William Damon, Carol L. Hahn, Diana Hess, Frederick M. Hess, Eric Liu, Rachel Moran, Marcelo Suarez-Orozco
2014, 29 pages
Historically, public schools in the United States took on civic education as one of its primary missions. In the present environment, with the focus on testing in the basic skills, schools do not devote sufficient time and effort to civic education, nor is civic education high on the priority lists of influential policy makers. To call attention to the need to devote more time to civic education in the schools, the Stanford Center on Adolescence has developed Youth Civic Development and Education: A Conference Consensus Report as the culmination of a two-year project, which was published jointly by the Stanford Center on Adolescence and the Center for Multicultural Education.
This report highlights the important of civic education in schools when a large number of immigrants are students in our schools. It also calls upon schools throughout the nation to take greater responsibility for civic education and offers a set of guidelines for addressing the civic needs and interests of our diverse student population in the 21st century.
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