Monday, 14 Oct 2002
Schools can make a difference in young people’s awareness of politics and participation in civic activities that benefit the community according to international expert in civic education and youth development, Professor Judith Torney-Purta of the University of Maryland who is in Sydney to address the ACER Research Conference 2002 - Providing World-Class School Education: What can Australia learn from international achievement studies?
“Civic education is very important and it has been neglected in international comparative studies. It has been 30 years since the last large-scale international study of civic education,” Professor Torney-Purta says. “But now in many countries, including Australia and the United States, new interest is being expressed.”