Schools' citizenship courses failing in their civic mission, experts say

by Sharita Forrest  /   Feb 10, 2014

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Public schools’ service learning projects often fail at inclusiveness, marginalizing students with disabilities from full, meaningful participation, according to a new paper by Jay Mann, the director of the Office of Clinical Experiences. To promote a multifaceted understanding of citizenship, Mann and his fellow researchers suggest that schools offer children multiple, unique and varied service-learning experiences that let them explore different expressions of and purposes for civic action, such as altruism, celebrating diversity or political socialization.

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