Best-selling author and educator Jason Ohler addresses how today’s globally connected infosphere has broadened the definition of citizenship and its impact on educators, students, and parents.

Imagining the Ideal School Board
Imagining the ideal school board
Party-Cipation: Setting the Stage

When I began writing this book, I had no idea that my journey would ultimately bring to me the topic of character education. Yet in hindsight, it seems inevitable.

To provide some context for that journey, let me set the stage by using a metaphor to explain why issues of ethics, morality, personal safety, and the greater social good seem much more complex and confusing now than they did in previous eras.

Our metaphor is a party celebrating participation, the hallmark of Web 2.0. In fact, we call this party Party-cipation, pronounced participation. What follows is a description.

Party-cipation has millions of attendees, with more joining each day. It costs almost nothing to attend, and you ...

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