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Engagement in Civic Education Remains Weak

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Some colleagues who object to narrow institutionalism seek a traditionally oriented humanism akin to Columbia University's "core curriculum" or Yale's independent studies program - that is, favoring the classic texts of political philosophy, Western legal traditions, and key historical episodes in the evolution of constitutionalism. [...] as we discussed in our book, the ideal of the 1 9,h century American college was to prepare an elite for leadership roles in society.

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									Engagement in Civic Education Remains Weak
Bruce L R Smith; A Lee Fritschler
Phi Kappa Phi Forum; Fall 2009; 89, 3; Docstoc
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