The Limits of Political Efficacy: Educating Citizens for a Democratic Society

@article{Kahne2006TheLO,
  title={The Limits of Political Efficacy: Educating Citizens for a Democratic Society},
  author={Joseph Kahne and Joel Westheimer},
  journal={PS Political Science & Politics},
  year={2006},
  volume={39},
  pages={289-296}
}
Justin is not alone. In a recent study of high school seniors from California, for example, only 28% agreed that “I think people in government care about what people like me and my family need” ( Kahne and Middaugh 2005 ). Related findings are common. A survey by the National Association of Secretaries of State, for example, revealed that two-thirds of all young people agreed that “our generation has an important voice, but no one seems to hear it.” Moreover, those youth who were least trusting… Expand
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