Community organizers and teachers might find these resource documents on civic education of interest.
“Civic Learning in Changing Democracies: Challenges for Citizenship and Civic Education“ W. Lance Bennett, Departments of Communication and Political Science, University of Washington
“Media, Politics, and Democracy: Understanding the expanding array of media that will define civic engagement in the 21st century.” W. Lance Bennett, Departments of Communication and Political Science, University of Washington
Civic Education Programs (2005)
In 2005, Jeannie Frantz, a CCCE undergraduate research fellow, put together a report on local civic resources and national centers of civic education activity in 2005.
Christine Lee, B.A. Political Science and Communication, 2004, focuses on the state of youth political engagement in her research, identifying key problem areas, exploring the potential emergence of college students as pivotal actors in presidential elections, and documenting the most promising avenues for greater youth engagement in civic and political life through politically oriented youth portals on the Web. Her honors thesis examines traditional political web sites and youth-oriented political web sites and discusses the Internet’s potential role in influencing youth political engagement.