However, Professor Fishkin's claim that deliberative polling, which took place over a single weekend, transformed those present into 'ideal' and fully informed citizens is simplistic. Your own graphs show that people do not transform their views overnight, but gradually reconstruct them over a long period of time. Bring those same citizens back in three months, subject them to the same process and their views of law and order would modify yet again. Citizen education is a lifelong process and needs to begin long before people are old enough to vote (as the programme clearly demonstrated). Your experiment has shown that citizenship education should take its rightful place in the core of the new national curriculum.
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