Youth Civic Development and Education Conference

Conference Date: 
February 7, 2013

The Consensus Report is now available.

This conference was a public event that brought together seven distinguished experts on youth civic development and citizenship education to analyze the cutting-edge questions and problems that must be resolved in order to ensure civic development and participation among American youth from all backgrounds.

The second day of the conference was a working session during which the panel of seven speakers outlined a consensus report with recommendations to the nation regarding contemporary citizenship education in the United States. Funded by the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Stephen Bechtel Fund.

Media citations:

Video links are available for each of the presentations.

  • 9:30 A.M.: Frederick Hess and Eric Liu
    Reinvigorating Youth Citizenship
    Click HERE for video.
  • 11:00 A.M.: Carole Hahn and Diana Hess
    Civic Education and Classroom Practice
    Click HERE for video.
  • 1:00 P.M.: James Banks, Rachel Moran, and Marcelo Suarez Orozco
    Civic Identity in a Diverse Society
    Click HERE for video.

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