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dc.contributor.authorMcNeill, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-21T16:36:21Z
dc.date.available2018-09-21T16:36:21Z
dc.date.issued2017-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/70424
dc.description1 online resource (iv, 75 pages) : illustrations.en_US
dc.description.abstractHigh school civics education is often an overlooked part of the senior high curriculum. As students transition from school to the college campuses and the workplace setting they must be prepared for the key roles and responsibilities of citizenship. Citizenship in the United States, as it is in many nations around the world, is a special privilege that requires a functioning body of citizen contribution to maintain and succeed. As part of an effort to provide a well-rounded and wholesome education to our young adults, social studies educators are charged with the responsibilities to enlighten and encourage civics and civic participation. The purpose of this study is to examine traditional and contemporary practices in civics education to bring light to the most impactful strategies and activities that promote civic engagement. An in-depth examination of literature provides a glimpse into the success and shortcomings of civics education over the course of its history. A student to teacher comparative survey study and its findings are also presented to provide a bead on two schools in rural Western New York and how both parties feel about the Participation in Government (PIG) course and what it provides to them. The results dictate relative agreement between students and educators on the content of civics education, but reveal shortcomings in the preparation of Senior students for active participation as citizens. [from abstract]en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherState University of New York College at Fredoniaen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectYouth---Political activity.en_US
dc.subjectCommunity and school.en_US
dc.subjectCritical pedagogy.en_US
dc.subjectEducation (Secondary)---Research.en_US
dc.titleEngaging practices in civics educationen_US
dc.title.alternativeuniting traditional and contemporary practicesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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