Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Calling all Bostonians: This afternoon, March 7, the Civic & Moral Education Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education will be hosting a discussion about our recent volume of essays on civic education: Making Civics Count: Citizenship Education for a New Generation.
At the event—which will be held at 5 PM today (Thursday) in the Gutman Library of the HGSE building—volume editor Meira Levinson and contributor Diana Hess will discuss the state of civic education and findings from the collection’s essays. From the event page:
Democratic nations like the United States must educate for college, career, and citizenship. Civic readiness is the essential “third C.” This isn’t a distraction from the “real work” of schools and educational policymakers; it is a crucial part of that work. Making Civics Count offers research-based insights into what diverse students and teachers know and do as civic actors, as well as illuminating the powerful role schools can play in the contemporary civic ecology. In doing so, it proposes a blueprint for civic education for a new generation that is both practical and visionary.