Civics and citizenship in students’ daily lives: Towards a sociocultural understanding of civic knowledge and engagement

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Abstract

I grew up in Arkansas in the forties and fifties in a society marked by racial segregation that was supported by both laws and customs. We learned about liberty and justice in school, and said—repeating the Pledge of Allegiance in our segregated school each morning that our nation had “liberty and justice for all.” As a child who took school and my teachers seriously, I internalized that notion. However, much in society told me that liberty and justice was for some but not for all.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCivic Education for Diverse Citizens in Global Times
Subtitle of host publicationRethinking Theory and Practice
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages201-218
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780203826911
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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