The study of the workings of the national and local government, especially as the subject of a secondary school course suited as training for citizenship.
Education for civic engagement and responsive governance were founding objectives of the political science profession at the beginning of the 20th century and remain essential for the 21st century. Supporting and sustaining quality civic education has been an important theme throughout the history of the American Political Science Association.
APSA Committee on Civic Education & Engagement
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