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The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement

Meaningful Learning Outside the Confines of the School Building

October 19th, 2007
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In his recent book, Why Community Matters: Connecting Education with Civic Life, Nicholas Longo advocates a broader definition of “civic education.” He argues that “schools are essential for the civic growth of children, but inadequate to the educational equation. Communities must also be educative.” He cites examples from U.S. history, compiles lessons learned from his research, and highlights current work that illustrates how these lessons can be put into practice, two of which are highlighted in this article.

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