Educating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Responsible Political Engagement

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Elizabeth Beaumont, Josh Corngold
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

Educating for Democracy reports the results of the Political Engagement Project, a study of educational practices at the college level that prepare students for responsible democratic participation. In this book, coauthors Anne Colby, Elizabeth Beaumont, Thomas Ehrlich, and Josh Corngold show that education for political development can increase students’ political understanding, skill, motivation, and involvement while contributing to many aspects of general academic learning.


Anne Colby, Elizabeth Beaumont, Thomas Ehrlich, Josh Corngold. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007.

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A Document Supplement website that includes course materials, examples of student work, and evaluation instruments used for the Political Engagement Project is now available. Also see the Book Highlights (PDF). The table of contents and a chapter excerpt are available from the publisher's Web site.

Publication Author: 
Anne Colby, Elizabeth Beaumont, Thomas Ehrlich, Josh Corngold
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2007-11-13 00:00:00