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April 17, 2009

counter-cultural politics

I ended my AERA presentation last week by saying that the best thing about good youth civic programs is not their impact on the kids whom they engage, nor the chance that they may increase political equality. The best thing about them is that they embody an alternative kind of politics. Excellent classroom discussions of controversial issues, service-learning projects, and youth media-production or youth-led research create examples that help to move the whole society ...

My colleagues and I have made these points before, but I was expressly asked to list them on my blog--and here they are.

April 17, 2009 4:31 PM | category: none


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