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Document Number: 10105

Guardian of Democracy: The Civic Mission of Schools - This report builds and expands on the findings from a 2003 Civic Mission of Schools report. The authors assert that civic education not only increases citizen knowledge and engagement, but also expands civic equality, improves twenty-first century skills, and may reduce the dropout rate and improve the school climate. To improve civic literacy, skills and engagement, the authors recommend that schools adopt six proven practices in civic learning, ranging from high-quality classroom instruction to several innovative pedagogies and activities outside of formal classes. (Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, September 2011)...

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