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Brittany Thomas
12/09/13
ECED 301
                                                        Case Study: Ch.12
“Development Of Civic Responsibility”

This study talks about the influences on the development of civic responsibility. Civic
responsibility involves knowledge of political issues, a desire to make a difference in the
community, and skills for achieving civic goals. Family, school, and community experiences
influence civic responsibility. Teenagers whose parents encourage them to form opinions about
controversial issues are more knowledgeable about civic issues and better able to see them
from more than one perspective.   Also, adolescents whose parents engage in community
service and stress compassion tend to hold socially responsible values.
Schools that have a democratic climate where teachers promote discussion of
controversial issues while insisting that students listen to and respect one another fosters
knowledge and critical analysis of political concerns and commitment to social causes. The
study says that high school students who view their community as one in which adults care
about youths and work to make the community better report higher levels of civic
participation. The article also says the power of family, school, and community to promote civic
responsibility may lie in discussions, educational practices, and activities that jointly foster
moral though, emotions, and behavior.
A sample of 14 year olds in 28 different nations showed that the U.S. young people have
excelled at community service, with 50 percent reporting membership in organizations devoted
to volunteering. Also, 66 percent of U.S. public schools provide students with community
service opportunities. Almost half of the schools have service learning programs, which
integrate service activities into the academic curriculum and about one third of students enroll.

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