The goal of this task force was to initiate a civic education program in political science that focuses on:
- Research and Communication as a means of encouraging new research, examining current research and disseminating conclusions drawn regarding civic trust, engagement and education;
- References and Guides that compile papers addressing civic trust and participation; and
- Workshops and Short Courses as forums for sharing and exchanging ideas regarding student cynicism while also encouraging participation.
The work initiated in this task force continues in the standing committee on Civic Education and Engagement that was established in 2002.
APSA Task Force on Civic Education
Task Force to Set Agenda for Civic Education Program (in The Teacher)
PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 30, No. 4. (Dec., 1997), p. 744.
Task Force on Civic Education Statement of Purpose (in The Teacher)
Lief H. Carter; Jean Bethke Elshtain
PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 30, No. 4. (Dec., 1997), p. 745.