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Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines

For a democracy to function effectively, its citizens must participate. Furthermore, these same citizens must deliberate effectively, engage with one another, and arrive at workable compromises. Although these skills are critical for a vibrant society, the means to learn and develop them is lacking in American education today. Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines evaluates the goals, challenges, and rewards of integrating civic education into the curriculum, highlighting best practices across disciplines and campuses.

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Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen (2013)

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Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen provides an exploration of key theoretical discussions, innovative ideas, and best practices in educating citizens in the 21st century. Edited by Alison Rios Millett McCartney, Elizabeth A. Bennion, and Dick Simpson, this book addresses theoretical debates over the place of civic engagement education in political science. It offers pedagogical examples in several subfields, including evidence of their effectiveness and models of appropriate assessment.

Written by political scientists from a range of institution types and subfields, Teaching Civic Engagement makes the case that civic and political engagement should be a central part of our mission as a discipline.

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