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The Praxis of Civic Education

Thu Nov 29 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm
Columbus KL, Ballroom Level, East Tower

Erin Casey, Louisiana State University

Developing Civic Competence: A Longitudinal Examination of an Action Civics Project

Discussant:Erin Casey, Louisiana State University

We describe student outcomes an action civics program designed to increase students' civic and political competence and engagement. Using analysis from four years of survey data, this paper presents findings related to changes in students' civic competence as a result of participating in the program, including findings related to both first time and repeat campers.
Brooke Blevins, Baylor University; Karon LeCompte, Baylor University; Chris Lemley, Baylor University; Nate Scholten, Baylor University


Liberation Psychology and Urban Civic Education


This paper uses theories of liberation psychology to analyze an urban middle school civic engagement project that illustrates the possibility of fostering students' character development in this case, what the teacher and students called positivity while supporting their broader social understandings and commitment to a collective good.
Shira Epstein, The City College of New York (CUNY)


Iterative Digital Art Making as Community Civic Engagement


Research on civic education finds government courses ignore lived experiences of youth of color in favor of government systems focus. This study finds the creation of an interactive digital mural to provide multiple opportunities for youth of color to engage in authentic civic engagement by instantiating their lived experiences
Jamie Gravell, UCLA