By: Cristina Santamaría Graff After the tumultuous election of 2020 and its continuing aftermath, one thing is clear, the division in our country rests heavily on our orientation toward how we define American and America’s values, how we frame democracy and our rights, and how we map out next steps toward reaching future imaginings of… Read more »
There are many ways to prepare students for lives of engaged citizenship
By: Jennifer Boehm Voting Participation I’m constantly impressed by the IUPUI students I meet who are committed to educating others about voting and activism. But, unfortunately, there aren’t enough of them. Recently released data from the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University ranked states by the difference… Read more »
Educating for full participation – what does civic learning and democratic engagement have to do with it?
By: Mary F. Price and Morgan L. Studer Where are we going as a nation, as an institution, as a community? What shared commitments make us a “We”? How can education help us we live into these commitments? These questions aren’t new but why we are asking them is taking on new meaning. We see Civic… Read more »