Federal Education Policy Opens Door to Civic Engagement

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Bureau of DRL Evaluation Innovation Fund: Building a Community of Practice of M&E Professionals in Democracy, Rights and Labor

First are “the qualities in the citizens individually which conduce most to maintain up the quantity of good conduct…Everybody will agree that these qualities are trade, integrity, justice, and prudence” . Add to these “the particular attributes in human beings which seem to have a more especial reference to Progress…They are chiefly the qualities of psychological exercise, enterprise, and braveness” (Ibid, 202). On Liberty, the essay by which the above quotation appears, is not, writes Mill, the occasion for developing this concept as it relates to “parts of nationwide education.” But in Mill’s view the development of the particular person can and should be undertaken in live performance with an education for citizens. These questions are rarely handled together as part of complete theories of civic education; as a substitute, they …