Civic Education in the Twenty-First Century

Civic Education in the Twenty-First Century : A Multidimensional Inquiry

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Imagine an America where governmental institutions, schools, new technologies, and interest groups work together to promote more informed citizens. Civic Education in the Twenty-First Century brings together the research of scholars from various disciplines to show that by expanding what is done in isolation, we can realize such a healthy civic more

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  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 163 x 234 x 43mm | 921g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 48 tables, 20 graphs
  • 073919349X
  • 9780739193495

Review quote

At a time of weakening civic institutions and heightened political polarization, civic education is of singular importance. And yet it too rarely receives the attention it deserves, by both researchers and members of the policy community. This book is a huge step forward in bringing together state-of-the-art research into civic education, broadly construed. For those who are already interested in civic education, you will find much that is new here. But I hope those who have not thought much about the subject will also read this book, and that it will inspire still more scholars and policymakers to take civics seriously. -- David E. Campbell, University of Notre Dameshow more

About Michael T. Rogers

Michael T. Rogers is associate professor of political science at Arkansas Tech University. Donald M. Gooch is assistant professor of political science at Stephen F. Austin State more

Table of contents

Introduction, Michael T. Rogers Section I: The Case for Civic Education Chapter 1: A Meta-History of Formal Civic Education: An Episodic History to be Repeated?, Michael T. Rogers Chapter 2: It Can Work: The Surprisingly Positive Prospects for Effective Civic Education, Robert Maranto Chapter 3: The Irony of Civic Education in the United States, Jeffrey D. Hilmer Chapter 4: Models of Civic Education in America, Gary E. Bugh Section II: 21st Century Innovations in Civic Education Part A: National Government Chapter 5: The Role of Congressional Outreach in Civic Engagement: An Examination of Legislator Websites, Sally Friedman and Jessica L. Aubin Chapter 6: Encouraging Civic Participation through Twitter during (and after) the 2012 Election, Heather K. Evans Chapter 7: Engagement through the Oval Office: Presidential Rhetoric as Civic Education, Sara A Mehltretter Drury and Jeffrey P. Mehltretter Drury Part B: State and Local Government Chapter 8: An Examination of Judicial Civic Education and Community Outreach Efforts, Brendan Toner Chapter 9: The Civically Oriented Activities of Big City Mayors: The View from Website Press Releases, Michael A. Armato and Sally Friedman Chapter 10: Encouraging Civic Participation of Citizens through County Websites: A Case Study of Arkansas, Barbara Warner Part C: Private Institutions Chapter 11: Interest Groups, Twitter, and Civic Education, Shamira Gelbman Section III: Civic Education in Institutions of Higher Education Part A: Classroom-based Studies Chapter 12: Dude, Where's the Civic Engagement? The Paradoxical Effect of Civic Education on the Probability of Civic Participation, Donald M. Gooch and Michael T. Rogers Chapter 13: Educating Students about the National Debt: A Multiyear Study of Civic Education in the University Core Curriculum, Steven E. Galatas and Cindy Pressley Chapter 14: Moving Civic Education Research Forward: The Inter-Campus Consortium for SoTL Research, J. Cherie Strachan and Elizabeth Bennion Part B: Initiatives Beyond the Classroom Chapter 15: Democratizing Information: Web 2.0 Tools at Fort Hays State University, Chapman Rackaway and Carolyn Campbell Chapter 16: Teaching Local: Civic Engagement & Local Government, Mike Yawn Chapter 17: Partnering with your Local PBS Station to Promote Civic and Political Engagement, Elizabeth Bennion Conclusion, Donald M. Goochshow more