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Civic education in the twenty-first century : a multidimensional inquiry

Author: Michael T Rogers
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2015]
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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  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Civic education in the twenty-first century
(DLC) 2015026980
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael T Rogers
ISBN: 9780739193501 0739193503
OCLC Number: 920466120
Description: 1 online resource.
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. Gooch
Responsibility: edited by Michael T. Rogers and Donald Gooch.


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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 Read more...

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