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ERIC Number: EJ818815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
Catalyzing Political Engagement: Lessons for Civic Educators from the Voices of Students
Longo, Nicholas V.; Drury, Christopher; Battistoni, Richard M.
Journal of Political Science Education, v2 n3 p313-329 Dec 2006
This article analyzes the comparative impact of three educational interventions aimed at increasing students' political engagement, two at the undergraduate level and one at the high school level. Findings from interviews with student participants in these programs indicate that political competencies are best acquired through democratic practice, particularly programs and courses that encourage student voice. This study also demonstrates the need to widen our understanding of politics beyond electoral competition if we want to engage young people politically. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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