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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1967. Department of Political Science.


Copyright 1967, the author. Used by permission.


This study was conducted under the assumption that young citizens who are aware of factors from which they form political opinions, will be adult citizens with a more active interest in local, national and international affairs. The rationale for this assumption begins with what has long been realized, that interest grows with participation. This participation could utilize many outlets from running for public office to working in a political party to organizing public projects.

Also under consideration was the position of civic education in such a study. It is realized that in this limited approach, only a part of civic education was investigated. First we will inspect the subject area as it appeared in its early years to present, and then the study findings will be revealed before looking for answers to several problem areas in civic education.

Advisor: Jasper B. Shannon