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The Public Administration Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is developing updated textbooks in an attempt to stay abreast of rapidly changing situations around the world.
NC STAR is a program designed to urge elementary and high school students to act as agents for social change, especially in the arena of race relations.
Recent surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Education in 1998 and 1999 indicate a need for school systems to place greater emphasis on civics education. In the Southeast only 20 percent of the students tested demonstrated proficiency in civics. Flinspach discusses three strategies for promoting civic education in North Carolina's schools.
Boy's State refers to an annual event where boys from across the state gather to learn how their government operates. It was established in 1937 by the North Carolina Department of the American Legion in conjunction with the Institute for Government. The 1962 meeting was held in Chapel Hill from June 17-24 and 404 boys attended.
The National High School Mock Trial Championship will again be held in North Carolina in May 2015. The civic education tradition of high school mock trials have provided high school students with unique opportunities to learn about the justice system through examination of real-world situational cases and interaction with legal professionals.