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The Potential for Deliberative Democratic Civic Education - This article focuses on the theory of democracy underlying civics education by comparing an aggregative view of democracy with a deliberative democratic view. The authors argue that deliberative democracy is the superior to aggregative democracy for several reasons and thus creates a stronger foundation on which to build civics education. (J. Hanson and K. Howe, 2011)...

Character Education - Character education is a fairly new and rapidly evolving topic for curriculum interventions. To set some bounds on this evolving topic, the What Works Clearinghouse identified programs that deliberately attempt to develop students' character by teaching core values and that had most if not all of their lesson plans or prescribed activities directly related to instilling those values. This review summarizes the first wave of intervention reports produced in 200506. (Institute of Education Science, June 2007)...

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