Greater Role Sought For Civic Education
Civic education in the United States is being neglected because of a renewed emphasis on reading and math spurred by the demands of the No Child Left Behind Act, a report contends.
The report—produced by the Washington-based American Youth Policy Forum and the Alexandria, Va.-based Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development—includes a seven-point agenda for improving civic education, and ultimately civic engagement, across the country. It advocates, among other strategies, broadening the definition of “core” curriculum to include civic learning, increasing opportunities for service-learning and character education in schools, and integrating civics lessons into other subjects.
Vol. 24, Issue 33, Page 12