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Civic education and the future of American citizenship

Author: Elizabeth Kaufer Busch
Publisher: Lanham [u.a.] : Lexington, 2013.
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Lack of civic knowledge, ignorance about the U.S. Constitution, and general ambivalence about education threaten the fiber of this nation. The remedy to this malaise, advocated in various ways by a  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Kaufer Busch
ISBN: 9780739170564 0739170562 9780739170571 0739170570 9780739170588 0739170589
OCLC Number: 828789730
Description: VII, 166 S.
Contents: Introduction Elizabeth Kaufer Busch and Jonathan W. White Part I: Foundations of Civic and Liberal Education Chapter 1: The Inspiring Idea of the Common School E. D. Hirsch Chapter 2: Memory and Sacrifice in the Formation of Civic Consciousness Wilfred M. McClay Chapter 3: Polishing Barbarous Mores: Montesquieu on Liberalism and Civic Education Andrea Radasanu Part II: The Changing Landscape of American Civic Life Chapter 4: American Amnesia Bruce Cole Chapter 5: The Peer Bubble Mark Bauerlein Chapter 6: Voter Beware: Responsible Voting in an Age of Political Marketing Jeff Bergner and Lisa Spiller Part III: On the Ends of Liberal Education Chapter 7: Majoring in Servitude: The Liberal Arts and the Formation of Citizens Jonathan Yonan Chapter 8: Education To What End-Vocation or Virtue? Peter A. Benoliel Chapter 9: "Reflection and Choice": The Liberal Arts and the Foundation of the American Experiment John Agresto Afterword: The Impoverishment of American Culture Dana Gioia
Responsibility: ed. by Elizabeth Kaufer Busch and Jonathon W. White.


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