What Do We Mean By “Civic Engagement”?

@article{Adler2005WhatDW,
  title={What Do We Mean By “Civic Engagement”?},
  author={Richard P. Adler and Judy Goggin},
  journal={Journal of Transformative Education},
  year={2005},
  volume={3},
  pages={236 - 253}
}
Civic engagement refers to the ways in which citizens participate in the life of a community in order to improve conditions for others or to help shape the community’s future. This term has been used to date primarily in the context of younger people. But in the past few years, a new movement has emerged to promote greater civic engagement by older adults. This article begins by reviewing existing definitions of civic engagement and concludes that there is no single, widely agreed-upon meaning… 

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