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UMD INITIATIVE ON PUBLIC EDUCATION AND CIVIC PARTICIPATION FEATURED ON WYPR

Democracy Then and Now: Citizenship and Public Education

"Democracy Then and Now: Citizenship and Public Education," a campus-wide initiative engaging students, faculty and staff on the role of public education in American Democracy, was featured on WYPR's "The Humanities Connection." Associate Professor of English Kimberly Coles discussed the initiative and spoke about a recent court case that sheds light on the role of public education in civic participation. 

The full segment is available via the Maryland Humanities podcast.

 

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About "Democracy Then and Now: Citizenship and Public Education"

For eight weeks leading up to the November elections, "Democracy Then & Now" will explore the central role of public education in the development of American democracy. Through a series of conversations, lectures, student projects, and voter registration drives, the initiative will engage students, faculty, staff and all Marylanders on the historical and contemporary relationship between public education and citizenship.

The initiative kicks off this Wednesday, September 7, with "Historic Visions of Education at UMD," a lecture by Professor Ethan Hutt.

For a complete listing of events and more information, visit http://dtn.umd.edu/.

 

 
Date of Publication: 
9/1/16