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ERIC Number: EJ818800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
Making the World Real: Using a Civic Engagement Course to Bring Home Our Global Connections
McCartney, Alison Rios Millett
Journal of Political Science Education, v2 n1 p113-128 Jan 2006
Civic engagement is an area ripe for increased pedagogical attention in the discipline of Political Science. However, almost all efforts are limited to courses on local, state, and national government. We teach about the often intricate connections between domestic and international politics, but opportunities for students to research and practice working within these connections in their local communities are lacking. This article presents a model for combining civic engagement and international relations through a service-learning technique in a class that maintains the traditional intellectual rigor and learning goals of the discipline. It argues that we can do more than just talk about the local impact of international relations in our classrooms by presenting students with structured opportunities to take their knowledge of international relations and use it for the benefit of their local community. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Language: English
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