Civic Education as a Poverty Reduction Strategy

By Ilene R. Berson and Michael J. Berson

Civic engagement of young people has become a topic of national focus as research points to increasing disengagement of American youth from civic life. Although public schools in the United States were conceived in part to provide civic education and are uniquely positioned to strengthen civic culture, the nation has faced challenges in fulfilling its mission or potential in this respect.

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