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Citizenship Education

What Is Democracy?

Harry Boyte | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Harry Boyte

Democracy as agency is radically different than the shriveled sense of "democracy" in today's public discussion, where tools substitute for substance. The larger meaning is hollowed out.

The Power of Diversity and the Coming Democratic Movement in Higher Education

Harry Boyte | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Harry Boyte

There is evidence that students today, perhaps sensing the alternative narrative of cooperative excellence, are looking for something different than the elite-making system. Their aspirations could fire a movement for democratizing reform.

For Democracy's Future -- College for a Citizen Career

Harry Boyte | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education
Harry Boyte

Today, most institutions distinguish between professional and workforce preparation, on the one hand, and liberal arts, sciences, and civic learning on the other. Education that prepares students to think about expressing their citizenship through work is rare.

Citizenship Education for a Polarized Society

Harry Boyte | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Harry Boyte

In a culture of polarized politics, quick fixes, and success defined as making money, how might citizenship become an ethos across the aisle, not an exception?