Role Of Education In Public Education

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WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA IN PUBLIC CIVIC EDUCATION?
“Media corporations have a civic responsibility not only to prevent fraud and financial abuse, but also to not corrupt or degrade our culture” (Pickering, 2017). Society has always had an interest in how students are educated in schools and prepared for citizenship to take part in civic life since the late 1800’s. Because of the limited civic knowledge, poor civic dispositions, and dysfunctional political landscape, it was the job of the schools to produce responsible citizens in the world. Civic Education in a democracy is education in self-government that is essential to sustain our constitutional democracy because it is not inherited. Citizens are expected to be responsible and to make thoughtful decisions in regards to the issues in their communities and the elected officials voted into office to lead our nation. Back in the 1800’s, according to physician and founder Benjamin Rush, schools should “convert men into republican machines” fitting them “to each other by means of education” so that as well-crafted civic gears, they could “perform their parts properly to produce regularity and unison in government” (Johanek, 2012). Even though civic education in a democracy is education in self-government, media plays a significant role in today’s society, in strengthening and shaping our world into a global village by reducing the communication gaps amongst people living in other areas of the country.

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