Date of Award

5-2011

Level of Access

Open-Access Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Liberal Studies

Advisor

Kathleen March

Second Committee Member

James Troiano

Third Committee Member

Madelon Kohler-Busch

Abstract

This thesis defines and describes cultural narcissism as a societal syndrome and details the causes and perpetrators of this cultural shift in the United States. More specifically, it explores the implications of cultural narcissism in our youth and the educational system. Next, it looks at the responsibility of public and private schools as civic education centers. This thesis proposes service-learning as a viable solution for the educator to combat cultural narcissism.

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