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engaging young Americans

Young Americans are very eager to participate in democracy, as shown by their rapidly rising voter turnout rates and their high volunteering rates. By participating, they gain skills, habits, and values that last a lifetime--according to rigorous longitudinal research. They add important insights to any public discussion that involves youth or the long-term future of the country. Research shows that certain civic opportunities ...more »

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Start capacity building early for public participation

Start as early as preschool or kindergarten with having people participate in governance through use of consultative process through Web 2.0 and in person. This can then continue throughout their schooling and lifetime. There are many web 2.0 systems out there that are already being used for learning and collaboration in the classroom yet I find that my freshman university students have no idea how to formulate and respond ...more »

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