Civics Education Roundup Week of August 3, 2020

This week, a call for ‘critically relevant civics,’ a new theory of school-based civics education that centers the experiences of police repression, lack of access to jobs and housing, and other social justice issues that racially marginalized youth experience outside the classroom; an articulation of critical civic empathy’s place in civic education and the need […]

Civics Education Roundup, Week of July 27, 2020

This week, an analysis of the extent to which social media contributes to the political learning, involvement, and efficacy of youth; a cross-border look at the effect of youth inclusion in formal political parties on their engagement in electoral politics in America and Egypt; an empirical study of the effectiveness of civics education in charter […]

Civic Education Roundup Week of July 6, 2020

This week, a challenge to the notion that young children are not old enough to benefit from expanded agency and more opportunities for civic engagement; a study of how personas can be used as a pedagogical tool to bridge the gap between students who seek to engage their peers in civic action and students who […]

Civic Education Roundup, Week of July 22, 2020

This week, an examination of the relationship between faculty teaching practices and interactions with students and the civic engagement attitudes of students; an analysis of the extent to which integration of service learning into liberal arts curricula increases civic engagement of students; a look at the struggles of rural parents in supporting their children when […]

Civic Education Roundup: Week of 6/15

This week, a look at how direct action, particularly canvassing, serves as an often-overlooked form of emancipatory civic learning that can transform civic engagement in a community; an examination of how charter schools impact educational outcomes and civic participation in students who participate in school choice programs; a study of whether youth engagement can boost […]

Civic Education Roundup-Week of June 8, 2020

This week, a look at the relationship between teaching with primary sources and civic empowerment in students; an examination of iEngage, a summer civics camp, and its implications for the effect of action civics on the civic competence of students; a study of how civic engagement in early adolescence lays the developmental groundwork for involved […]

Civic Education Roundup- Week of May 25, 2020

This week, an analysis of how the rise of Twitter as a major platform for political discourse is changing approaches to civic education; a discussion on how to educate students about “fake news” so they are prepared to confront misinformation in the social media age; an exploration of how increased global networks can expand youth […]

Civic Education Roundup Week of May 18, 2020

This week, an analysis of the shortcomings of identity politics in building a unifying political culture, a study of service learning as a means of translating civic engagement lessons in the classroom into tangible benefits in the community, a case study describing how the classroom helped create a culture of religious tolerance in Indonesia, and […]

Improving the Mental Health Day Policy

Introduction Students have always dealt with the timeless struggles of balancing academia and personal life. However, nowadays, the stress has only been compounded by additional issues such as climate change, gun violence, and the current, narrow-minded political climate. Given this extensive list of worries and difficulties, it is no wonder that student mental health is […]