What We’re Reading: Teaching Civic Engagement — From Student to Active Citizen
The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce the release of Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen compiled by editors Alison Rios Millett McCartney, Elizabeth A. Bennion (an ADP campus coordinator and faculty member at Indiana University South Bend!), and Dick Simpson and with contributions from political scientists leading research on civic engagement within the discipline and related fields. Covering a wide range of critical discussions over 27 chapters, this work is a significant and timely contribution to the study of civic engagement.
There is also a website (http://community.apsanet.org/TeachingCivicEngagement/Home) offered as an additional resource and as an extension of the book. It provides concrete examples of how educators from fields ranging from American government to comparative politics have built methods of teaching active citizenship into their coursework. Visitors will find sample syllabi, examples of class projects, and boilerplates for assessments that correspond to the chapters featured in the edited volume. In addition, lists of references for each section of the volume are provided.