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Pedagogical Freedom through Hope: How Communication Centers Can Instill Actionable Hope through a K-12 Citizenship Education Model

Jessica Neu


This paper argues Communication Centers as a core space for revitalizing citizenship education through dialogic interaction and the encouragement of outside civic engagement. Developing informed and sustainable hope requires education (Lake, et al., 2012). Learning how to develop habits of hope can lead to students becoming more informed and civil citizens because it attunes students to their civic potential and enables them to cultivate visions for future democracies.


K-12 education, resilience, citizenship education, hope

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