Innovations in Civic Education: Developing Civic Agency Through Action Civics

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Discipline 1 Educational research
Discipline 2
Publication Title Innovations in Civic Education: Developing Civic Agency Through Action Civics
Description Action civics is a promising practice that puts students at the heart of civics learning by providing them with the opportunity to learn about civic and political action by engaging in a cycle of research, action, and reflection about problems they care about. As a response to move civics education toward a more action-oriented approach, the researchers planned and hosted two iterations of a summer civics institute for students entering 5th–9th grades. Using Jessica Gingold’s (2013) framework for action civics evaluation, this mixed-method research study explores the outcomes of the iEngage Summer Civics Institutes. Findings suggest that iEngage successfully incorporated four key competences from this framework, including producing 21st-century positive youth leaders, producing active and informed citizens, increasing youth civic participation, and encouraging youth civic creation
Publication Year 2016
Publication Author Brooke Blevins, Karon LeCompte, Sunny Wells
Publication Type Study
Publisher Theory and Research in Social Education
Major Funders
Publication Link https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00933104.2016.1203853?casa_token=egMh0yrrjGQAAAAA:QCk45xbhmlg3yRLh6wcMgR2ct1hymLbr1z2UGNjXoEQ7boI176_Npij759uzD6K2j57QNbrCyFUm