Schools' citizenship courses failing in their civic mission, experts say
by Sharita Forrest
Feb 10, 2014
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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