Moral, Civic & Political Education Books & Articles

Educating Citizens: Preparing America’s Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility

Educating Citizens: Preparing America’s Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility

Through a grand tour of American higher education, Educating Citizens shows how institutions can equip students with the understanding, motivation, and skills of responsible and effective citizenship. The book includes rich examples from in-depth studies at twelve institutions and from a wide range of effective programs and approaches on other campuses. The authors’ guidelines for implementing these programs can be applied in the full range of higher education institutions.

Educating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Responsible Political Engagement

Educating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Responsible Political Engagement

Educating for Democracy reports the results of the Political Engagement Project, a study of educational practices at the college level that prepare students for responsible democratic participation. In this book, Anne Colby, Elizabeth Beaumont, Thomas Ehrlich, and Josh Corngold show that education for political development can increase students’ political understanding, skill, motivation, and involvement while contributing to many aspects of general academic learning. Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative data from the Political Engagement Project, Educating for Democracy articulates what it means to teach effectively for political learning without imposing particular ideologies on students.

Civic Responsibility and Higher Education

Civic Responsibility and Higher Education

Civic Responsibility and Higher Education will be of significant interest to everyone concerned about American democracy and its future, as well as the future of higher education in this country. The volume particularly addresses the concerns of faculty and administrators as they prepare their students and institutions for increasing levels of civic responsibility. With profound and practical insight, 21 thought-provoking essays stress the importance of civic responsibility in higher education and engage the reader with provocative ideas and solutions about how to incorporate this responsibility into the curriculum for colleges and universities.