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Civic Engagement: Articles, Essays, Books

APSA Journal Articles

APSA journals—American Political Science Review, PS: Political Science and Politics, & Perspectives on Politics, have featured many articles on the Constitution, and on teaching the Constitution, American government, civic education, and related topics. You can access all journals here

 

APSA Books

Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines

Editors:
Elizabeth C. Matto
Alison Rios Millett McCartney
Elizabeth A. Bennion
Dick Simpson

About the Authors





Building on the 2013 book Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen,this newest edition explains how campuses can promote high quality education for civic engagement, providing a wealth of examples of successful practices, techniques, and assessment strategies. It focuses on best practices across disciplines and campuses, evaluating the goals, challenges, and rewards of integrating civic education into the curriculum.

Read Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines here at no cost!

Including an online supplement to the book which provides additional materials and resources on civic education:

Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen

Editors:
Alison Rios Millett McCartney
Elizabeth A. Bennion
Dick Simpson 

About the Authors


This book provides an exploration of key theoretical discussions, innovative ideas, and best practices in educating citizens in the 21st century. The 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. 

The book is available to read online through the APSA Member Bookshelf

There is also an online supplement to the book which provides additional materials and resources on civic education:

Democracy at Risk: How Political Choices Undermine Citizen Participation

As a result of a project initially organized and sponsored by the APSA committee on civic education and engagement, Brookings Institution Press published Democracy at Risk: How Political Choices Undermine Citizen Participation and What We Can Do About It (2005), which examines the trend toward civic disengagement, locates the sources of civic debility in the United States, and provides an agenda for reform and rehabilitation. 

Editors:

Elizabeth C. Matto
Alison Rios Millett McCartney
Elizabeth A. Bennion
Dick Simpson

About the Authors


Editors:

Elizabeth C. Matto
Alison Rios Millett McCartney
Elizabeth A. Bennion
Dick Simpson

About the Authors


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