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Caliendo, Stephen M.; Chod, Suzanne; Muck, William – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
This study examines the impact of using Twitter in the classroom on student political efficacy, interest, and engagement. Millennials use the virtual world to build social relationships and to obtain information. By envisioning the virtual world as a means to increase civic engagement, political science instructors can use technology to draw upon…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Social Media, Political Issues
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Dominguez, Casey B. K.; Smith, Keith W.; Williams, J. Michael – Journal of Political Science Education, 2017
This study tests, and finds support, for the hypotheses that a student who majors in political science will have stronger feelings of political competence and will be more willing to engage in hypothetical political actions than two peer groups: (a) those who major in other fields and (b) those who show an interest in politics but have not studied…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Political Science, Majors (Students), Hypothesis Testing
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Parrott, Emily – Journal of Political Science Education, 2017
This mixed-methods study examined the long-term associations between two kinds of politics courses--required political science courses and required family policy courses--and the political participation, knowledge, skill, efficacy, and politically engaged identity of child and family studies alumni. Two special cases were examined: those who…
Descriptors: Political Science, Mixed Methods Research, Required Courses, Alumni
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Hoffman, Adam H. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2015
In this quasi-experimental design, I examine the impact of a political engagement program on students, looking at traditional measures of internal efficacy, as well as other areas of political engagement including levels of political knowledge, the development of political skills, and interest in media coverage of politics.
Descriptors: Campuses, Institutional Characteristics, Quasiexperimental Design, Citizen Participation
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McBeth, Mark K.; Robison, Shea K. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2012
For those times when political science is again confronted with questions about its usefulness, we suggest that the classroom is a central arena for our discipline to reassert its relevance to the society in which we live. In particular, given the existence of our open and accessible political system, we argue that the introductory course taught…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, United States Government (Course), Introductory Courses, Political Science
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Maloyed, Christie L. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
The use of service-learning pedagogies in general education courses is often limited to increasing volunteerism or civic literacy with problem-based or research-based projects reserved for upper level courses. This article examines the implementation of an "actionable data" service-learning project in an introductory, general studies…
Descriptors: Service Learning, General Education, Introductory Courses, Student Projects
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Mariani, Mack; Klinkner, Philip – Journal of Political Science Education, 2009
This study examines the effect of a 10-week campaign internship course on political efficacy and trust. We compared changes in these key political attitudes between a group of 33 undergraduate students in a campaign internship course and a control group of 65 students taking government courses. A multiple regression analysis indicates that…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Undergraduate Students, Trust (Psychology), Political Attitudes
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Baumann, Zachary D.; Marchetti, Kathleen; Soltoff, Benjamin – Journal of Political Science Education, 2015
Student response systems, or "clickers," have been presented as a way of solving student engagement problems, particularly in large-enrollment classes. These devices provide real-time feedback to instructors, allowing them to understand what students are thinking and how well they comprehend material. As clickers become more common, it…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Introductory Courses, Political Science, Student Surveys
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Csajko, Karen; Lindaman, Kara – Journal of Political Science Education, 2011
We study one aspect of the relationship between theory and politics, in order to begin to address this issue of political science education--specifically focusing on whether participation in the election process as voting monitors, combined with political science education, can help students better understand politics as democratic engagement. In…
Descriptors: Political Science, Theory Practice Relationship, Citizen Participation, Elections
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Mariani, Mack; Glenn, Brian J. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
This article describes a four-week congressional committee simulation implemented in upper level courses on Congress and the Legislative process at two liberal arts colleges. We find that the students participating in the simulation possessed high levels of political knowledge and confidence in their political skills prior to the simulation. An…
Descriptors: Simulation, College Instruction, Advanced Courses, United States Government (Course)
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Murphy, Chad – Journal of Political Science Education, 2015
One of the biggest challenges students face in any undergraduate methods course is a lack of confidence in their mathematical abilities, leading to a struggle for both retention of information and for continued involvement in research-based courses. In my article, I present a new approach to improving self-efficacy in undergraduate methods…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Self Efficacy, Methods Courses, Research Skills
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Yaghi, Abdulfattah – Journal of Political Science Education, 2009
The literature on political participation indicates that initiating contacts with the government is a vital form of civic engagement. Using this criterion to define participation, some researchers claim that students in general are apathetic about government and have poor efficacy about public affairs. The present study examines this assumption by…
Descriptors: Multiple Regression Analysis, Incidence, Citizen Participation, College Students
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Heldman, Caroline; Israel-Trummel, Mackenzie – Journal of Political Science Education, 2012
We examine the political and personal effects of disaster volunteerism with participants of the New Orleans Rebirth Movement (NORM) using four waves of pre- and postsurveys and qualitative analysis of participant journals. Significant increases are found in internal political efficacy, desire to be active in politics, and value placed on social…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Inservice Teacher Education, Coping, Statistical Data
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Curtis, Steven; Blair, Alasdair – Journal of Political Science Education, 2010
Inspired by the work of Ernest Boyer and the Boyer Commission, the Scholarship of Engagement for Politics project was an attempt to adapt their demands for research-based undergraduate learning opportunities to the British context through the pedagogy of placement learning. This article explores the project's attempts to make placement learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Science, Student Placement, Experiential Learning
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Marichal, Jose – Journal of Political Science Education, 2010
This article considers the impact of service-learning in diverse communities on student civic development. A key debate in the literature is whether service-learning in diverse communities fosters student moral/cognitive development or reinforces preexisting stereotypes. This debate has significant implications for student's future civic…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Undergraduate Students, Citizen Participation, Student Evaluation
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