“Civics Education for 21st Century America: What do students need to know?”
Columbia Public Library
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7 p.m. (refreshments at 6:30 p.m.)
Dr. Susan Adler
Professor Emerita, UMKC and Past President of the Council for the Social Studies
Social Studies and Language Arts Coordinator, Columbia Public Schools
Retired Consultant, Terry Schlemeier & Associates
According to historians, preparing citizens was a central purpose of the earliest American public schools. Our society and the education system have become more complex since then. But isn’t citizenship education still important? This panel discussion will look at how public schools today prepare students as citizens and voters, the state of civic education, and directions for the future in a digital era.
The forum is cosponsored by the LWV, Daniel Boone Regional Library, Council for the Humanities and AAUW-Columbia Branch.