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Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines has nearly hit the press! The editors have assembled an exciting team of contributors who have written on a broad range of topics. The book—comprised of 3 sections and 23 chapters—abounds with insight, research, and guidance about civic engagement, service-learning, assessment, and so much more. Take a look at the chapter titles and authors on this page.


Section I. Foundations of Civic Engagement Education

Introduction by Alison Rios Millett McCartney

  1. Why Do We Need Government? The Role of Civic Education in the Face of the Free-Rider Problem
    Jane Mansbridge
  2. The Politically Engaged Classroom
    Nancy Thomas and Margaret Brower
  3. Deliberative Pedagogy’s Feminist Potential: Teaching Our Students to Cultivate a More Inclusive Public Sphere
    Cherie Strachan
  4. The Essential Role of Campus Planning in Student Civic Education
    Andrew J. Seligsohn and Maggie Grove
  5. Excerpts from A Crucible Moment and Civic Prompts
    Caryn McTighe Musil
  6. Civic Education: A Key to Trust in Government
    Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene
  7. The History of Civic Education in Political Science: The Story of a Discipline’s Failure to Lead
    Michael T. Rogers

Section II. Civic Engagement Education: Purpose and Practice

Introduction by Elizabeth C. Matto

  1. Active Learning and the Acquisition of Political Knowledge in High School
    Diana Owen and G. Isaac W. Riddle
  2. Essential School Supports for Civic Learning
    Shawn P. Healy
  3. Using Twitter to Promote Classroom and Civic Engagement
    Gina Serignese Woodall and Tara M. Lennon
  4. All Politics Is Local: Teaching Urban Studies to Suburban Students
    Constance A. Mixon
  5. Promoting Civic Engagement in a Required General Education Course
    John Suarez
  6. Fostering Civic Engagement Through the Arts: A Blueprint
    Constance DeVereaux
  7. Service-Learning in an Environmental Engineering Classroom: Examples, Evaluation, and Recommendations
    Tara Kulkarni and Kimberly Coleman

Section III. Connecting Civic Engagement Education Across the Disciplines

Introduction by Elizabeth A. Bennion

  1. Partnering with Campus and Community to Promote Civic Engagement: Miami University’s Citizenship and Democracy Week
    John Forren
  2. Teaching Faculty to Teach Civic Engagement: Interdisciplinary Models to Facilitate Pedagogical Success
    Sarah Surak, Christopher Jensen, Alison Rios Millett McCartney, and Alexander Pope
  3. Politically Themed Residential Learning Communities as Incubators of Interest in Government and Politics
    John McTague
  4. Collaborative Civic Engagement: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Teaching Democracy with Elementary and University Students
    Ann N. Crigler, Gerald Thomas Goodnight, Stephen Armstrong, and Aditi Ramesh
  5. Unscripted Learning: Cultivating Engaged Catalysts
    James Simeone, James Sikora, and Deborah Halperin
  6. New Resources for Civic Engagement: The National Survey of Student Leaders, Campus Associational Life, and the Consortium for Inter-Campus SoTL Research
    Cherie Strachan and Elizabeth A. Bennion
  7. Civic Engagement Centers and Institutes: Promising Routes for Teaching Lessons in Citizenship to Students of All Disciplines
    Elizabeth C. Matto and Mary McHugh
  8. Moving Forward with Assessment: Important Tips and Resources
    Elizabeth A. Bennion
  9. Politics 365: Fostering Campus Climates for Student Political Learning and Engagement
    Nancy Thomas and Margaret Brower

Conclusion: Teaching Engagement Today by Dick Simpson