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What We’re Reading: Michigan Journal of CSL

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Beginning with this issue, Volume 23 Number 1 (fall 2016), each issue of the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) will be published using an open access digital format. MJCSL will no longer have a one-year embargo period. Each issue will be accessible upon its release.

MJCSL – it’s what we’re reading!

Research and Theory

Special Section: The SLCE Future Directions Project
Guest Co-Editors: Patti H. Clayton, Sarah E. Stanlick, Edward Zlotkowski, and Lori E. Kniffin

Learning From and With Community Organizations to Navigate the Tensions of Democratic Engagement

Brandon Whitney, Stacey Muse, Barbara Harrison, Kathleen E. Edwards, and Patti Clayton

Winding Pathways to Engagement: Creating a Front Door

Lori E. Kniffin, Timothy J. Shaffer, and Mary H. Tolar

Values-Engaged Assessment: Reimagining Assessment through the Lens of Democratic Engagement

Joe Bandy, Anna Bartel, Patti H. Clayton, Sylvia Gale, Heather Mack, Julia Metzker, Georgia Nigro, Mary Price, and Sarah Stanlick

Responses to the Call for a National Strategic Plan

Lori E. Kniffin and Jeffrey Howard

Book Review Essays

What We’re Reading: ECS’s 50 State Comparison on Civic Education

From the Education Commission of the States:

50-State Comparison: Civic Education and Companion Report

With the enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act, states have innovative opportunities to provide students with a well-rounded education. Civic education is a vital aspect of a well-rounded education and states across the country have passed legislation related to civic learning and engagement. The ultimate goal is to provide students with opportunities to actively participate in civic and democratic life.

This 50-State Comparison is an update to the 50-State Comparison: Civic Education Policies, released in 2013, and provides a statewide overview of social studies and civic education legislation and identifies trends, distinctions and outliers. The Companion Report for this 50-State Comparison highlights key legislation and specific school curricula related to civic education.

“Exploring and understanding how states across the country approach civic learning and citizenship education through policy and curriculum opens the door for opportunities for improving policies and increasing student engagement in civic issues,” said Jan Brennan, project leader for the National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement, a center within Education Commission of the States. “This 50-State Comparison serves as a resource to help states evaluate their current civic education policies and ensure their students are prepared for future civic engagement.”

Some key takeaways from this report:

  • More than half of the states require some form of civic education assessment.
  • The majority of states do not include civics, social studies or citizenship in their education accountability systems.
  • States vary considerably in the policy device and manner in which they address civic education in statute, administrative code, and curriculum and standards frameworks.

For questions, contact Education Commission of the States Communications Director Amy Skinner at askinner@ecs.org or (303) 299.3609.

What We’re Reading: Recognizing Engaged Scholarship in Faculty Reward Structures

VOL 27, NO 2 (2016)

RECOGNIZING ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP IN FACULTY REWARD STRUCTURES: CHALLENGES AND PROGRESS

Guest Editor:

Claire C. Cavallaro, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean
College of Education
California State University, Fullerton

FULL ISSUE

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

ARTICLES

Claire C. Cavallaro

pp. 2-6
Lisa Krissoff Boehm, Linda S. Larrivee

pp. 7-18
Emily Janke, Barbara Holland, Kristin Medlin

pp. 19-35
Lisa Kirtman, Erica Bowers, John L. Hoffman

pp. 36-49
Katherine Lambert-Pennington

pp. 50-58
Deborah Peterson, Jill Alexa Perry, Lina Dostilio, Debby Zambo

pp. 59-73
Jon Saltmarsh, John Wooding

pp. 74-86
Lynn E. Pelco, Catherine Howard

pp. 87-98
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