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Civic Knowledge: The School's Role in Democracy

Session 3
Caitlin Nelson, Alia Bukhowa, Jasmine Knowles, Louis DiPaola, Randy Medina — TFA/Penn GSE

"A society which is mobile, which is full of channels for the distribution of a change occurring anywhere, must see to it that its members are educated to personal initiative and adaptability." —John Dewey , Democracy and Education

Public schools originally intended to create competent laborers and educated citizens. As more careers require more education and training, what is the public school's new role in civic education? How can we prepare our students to navigate the complicated world of democracy? How can we teach our students to independently seek out information and formulate their own opinions so that when they leave school they remain informed citizens?

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