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Author Gehring, Verna V.

Title Community Matters : Challenges to Civic Engagement in the 21st Century
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (146 pages)
Series Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy studies
Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy studies.
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; The Challenge of Civic Engagement: An Introduction; The Challenge of Civic Education -- I; Solving the Civic Achievement Gap in De Facto Segregated Schools; The Civic Achievement Gap and De Facto Segregated Schools; Reformulating Civic Education within the Social Studies: Students' Construction of Civic Narrative; Sources; Civic Education and Political Participation; Why Does Civic Disengagement Matter?; The Current Failure of Civic Education; Does Civic Knowledge Matter?; Doing School-Based Civic Education
The Importance and the ChallengeSources; The Challenge of Civic Debate -- II; State Symbols and Multiculturalism; Disputes Over Symbols; Responses to Symbolism; Words Can Never Hurt Me?; The Symbols of Slavery; Sources; Lessons from the Brooklyn Museum Controversy; Charges of "Censorship"; Sinful and Tyrannical Subsidies?; A More Constructive Approach; Deliberation and the Avant-Garde; The Politics of Art; Sources; Service in Deed?: Civic Engagement and the Prospect of Mandatory Military Service -- III; A Sketch of Some Arguments for Conscription; An Abuse of State Power?
The Legacy of the AVF: Economic and Social StratificationThe Importance of Universal Service; Sources; Conscription-No; Philosophical Foundations; Practical Difficulties; The Real Message of Coerced Service; Conscription Properly Bounded; Postscript: A Comment on Class; Sources; Conscription: Between the Horns; The Unfair Burden; A Failure to Appreciate Harm; Between the Horns: Service and Education; Possible Objections; Conclusion; Sources; Index; About the Editor and Contributors
Summary In Community Matters: Challenges to Civic Engagement in the 21st Century, six distinguished scholars address three perennial challenges of civic life: the making of a citizen, how citizens are to agree (and disagree), and how to define the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. These essays will encourage students, academics, and interested citizens outside the academy to go farther and dig deeper into these vital issues
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Political participation.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0742574458 (electronic bk.)
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