The 6th Education Leadership Colloquium on the Civic Mission of
American Education brought together 85 legislators, administrators,
policymakers and others committed to advancing citizenship education,
preschool through college.
Each ELC focuses on policy, quality practice, infrastructure and P-20
collaborations. The 2006 ELC explored strategies to advance the civic
mission of education across three central themes:
· Creating a common sense of
stewardship for the civic purposes of education
· Supporting, celebrating and maximizing current and emerging leaders
· Developing authentic, democratic partnerships among higher
education campuses, schools and communities.
Eight states sent teams to Minneapolis for the July 10-11, 2006 meeting.
Participating states were California, Hawaii, Minnesota, Mississippi,
Missouri, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin. Team members divided their
time among workshops, state team working groups and plenary sessions
focused on the themes of stewardship, leadership and partnership.
The two day meeting was facilitated by two college students who modeled
the kind of active, engaged youth leadership that citizenship education
advocates are working toward.
Highlights included a workshop on recent service-learning research (power-point
word document) led
by Shelley Billig, RMC Research, and an address by noted scholar
Charles Haynes, Freedom Forum First Amendment Center.
The ELC is hosted by the ECS National Center for Learning and Citizenship, and co-hosted by the American Association of School Administrators, Campus Compact, Center for Civic Education and the National School Boards Association. Support for the ELC comes from the State Farm Companies Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Bay and Paul Foundations, Inc.
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