Autobiographers as Teachers: Toward Solving the Problem of Civic Education
by Amy A. Kass - 1989
My thesis is that the self-presentations of the lives of exemplary or especially typical Americans, carefully considered, can serve as models or instruments in educating the reader for democratic citizenship by (a) promoting understanding of our civic principles and practices, (b) cultivating social consciousness and civic self-consciousness, and (c) fostering public-spiritedness.
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