Academic Questions

Civics Education

September 12, 2012

AQ Fall 2012 Issue: “A Crucible Moment? A Forum on the President’s Call for a New Civics”

Crystal Plum

The fall 2012 issue of NAS’s journal Academic Questions presents a forum in which scholars respond to a call for a new kind of civics education.

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September 5, 2012

New Cogs for Old

Daniel J. Flynn

The report "A Crucible Moment," correctly diagnoses the problem of using higher education primarily as job training but mistakenly encourages us to use it primarily as political training,...

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August 27, 2012

Civics without a Country?

Diana Schaub

The call for renewed civic activism in schools and colleges neglects a true understanding of American ideals and history in favor of "global citizenship."

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August 24, 2012

An Unbalanced Crucible

Patrick J. Deneen

"Civic education is again in vogue," writes Patrick J. Deneen, but it has been "wholly redefined and retooled for progressive purposes."

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