Developing an Active Citizenry through Civic Education

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12 Aug 2013

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In many countries around the world, young citizens are becoming involved in the political process and demanding a voice in the way they are governed. With this, it is critical to examine how a sense of citizenship develops within these young people, as well as the methods through which societies educate them about their roles and responsibilities as active citizens. Nurturing a sense of citizenship is fundamental to building sustainable democracies.
 
In this podcast, Augusta Featherston, IFES Program Coordinator, highlights why the role of youth civic education is so essential to democracy.