Why Community Matters: Connecting Education with Civic Life

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SUNY Press, Aug 9, 2007 - Political Science - 176 pages
Providing a new perspective on the undeniable relationship between education reform and democratic revitalization, Nicholas V. Longo uncovers and examines practical models in which communities play an essential role in teaching the art of democracy.
 

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Contents

Introduction The Ecology of Civic Learning
1
Education Writ Large
23
Hull House
45
Highlander Folk School
67
The Neighborhood Learning Community
91
Community Practitioners
117
Conclusion Taking It Home
127
Notes
143
Index
171
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Nicholas V. Longo is Assistant Professor of Public and Community Service at Providence College.

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