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Allison Rose

By Elizabeth M. Ross, Harvard Graduate School of Education
(from June 30, 2023)
The content and quality of civics classes in K–12 schools can look very different depending on your zip code. “Loosely defined, and sometimes at odds with itself,” is how a new study describes the field of civic education which is frequently marginalized and under-funded. Neglect has spawned an opportunity, though, to think creatively and expansively about what civic education could be insists Jack Schneider, co-author of the new research paper Teaching Students to be Skilled Citizens.
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