Term Paper: Decline in Civic Participation and Civic Education

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Civic Participation/Education Debate

CIVIC EDUCATION DEBATE: DOES a CORRELATION EXIST BETWEEN the DECLINE in CIVIC PARTICIPATION and CIVIC EDUCATION?

This work seeks to answer the question of whether there is a correlation between the decline in civic participation and civic education and if so then why and as well is not, then why not? In order to answer this question the work entitled "Join the Debate" will be examined. According to the work "How Political Socialization and Other Factors Influence Opinion Formation" it is believed by political scientists that the political values held by the individual are greatly determinative of the individual's attitude or opinion toward politically-based issues. The factors that influence the formation of individual political values include "the mass media, schools, peers....political events, the social groups one belongs to, the church one attends the demographic group one belongs to and the area of region one resides in.

According to the work entitled: "Join the Debate: Teaching Civics in American High Schools" over the past three decades a decline in civic education and specifically at the secondary level has been witnessed,.In fact this work states that "There may be a relationship between the decline in political participation and the lack of civic education." (Pearson… [END OF PREVIEW]

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