Why Community Matters: Connecting Education With Civic Life

Why Community Matters: Connecting Education With Civic Life

Why Community Matters: Connecting Education With Civic Life

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.

Review
Community Matters is a much-needed, timely, and unique addition to the literature on civic education Longo brings hope and optimism to the tired strain of complaints one usually reads about disengaged citizenship in our flagging democracy. Theory and Research in Social Education
...Longo has produced a book that helps to enliven and extend the conversation about forms and functions of civic education. Education Review
By discovering the shared underpinnings of these three learning sites Hull House, The Highlander Folk School and the Neighborhood Learning Community Longo creates an inspirational road map for educators and activists, and provides, as well, compelling arguments and numerous practical strategies with which to integrate education, community and civic integration in diverse communities. It is, overall, a timely and much-needed call for action. American Communication Journal
a welcome and critically important contribution to the ongoing conversation about the connections between democracy, education, and community Longo leav[es]...

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