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Coffey, Daniel J.; Miller, William J.; Feuerstein, Derek – Journal of Political Science Education, 2011
Scholastic research has demonstrated that when conducted properly, active learning exercises are successful at increasing student awareness, student interest, and knowledge retention. Face-to-face simulations, in particular, have been demonstrated to add positively to classrooms focusing on comparative politics, international relations, public…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Political Campaigns, Virtual Classrooms, Simulated Environment
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Miller, William J.; Kaltenthaler, Karl; Feuerstein, Derek – Journal of Political Science Education, 2010
Americans are often perceived as holding extremely negative views of governmental bureaucrats. Phrases like bureaucratic waste and unresponsive bureaucracy fill the mainstream media and taint the image of bureaucrats. Beginning in basic high school civics classes, students are taught to respect the lawmaking process, the executive power of the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Political Science, Administrative Organization, United States Government (Course)