Civics Education

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National Association of Scholars Receives Grant to Study College-Level Civics Education

Oct 07, 2013 |

PRESS RELEASE: The Daniels Fund in Denver, Colorado, has awarded the NAS a $45,000 grant to conduct a study of civics teaching in four universities.

Democratic Engagement and Governance: Part II

Nov 29, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young concludes an examination of the unfolding civic engagement initiatives by higher educational institutions.

Democratic Engagement and Governance: Part I

Nov 15, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young compares traditional republican governmental principles with the current democratic engagement initiatives promoted on college campuses.

AQ Fall 2012 Issue: “A Crucible Moment? A Forum on the President’s Call for a…

Sep 12, 2012 by Crystal Plum |

The fall 2012 issue of NAS’s journal Academic Questions presents a forum in which scholars respond to a call for a new kind of civics education.

The “Existential” Crisis in Higher Education

Sep 11, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

The president of Syracuse analyzes the existentialism of higher education's current predicament.

New Cogs for Old

Sep 05, 2012 by Daniel J. Flynn |

The report "A Crucible Moment," correctly diagnoses the problem of using higher education primarily as job training but mistakenly encourages us to use it primarily as political training, writes Daniel J. Flynn.

Civics without a Country?

Aug 27, 2012 by Diana Schaub |

The call for renewed civic activism in schools and colleges neglects a true understanding of American ideals and history in favor of "global citizenship."

An Unbalanced Crucible

Aug 24, 2012 by Patrick J. Deneen |

"Civic education is again in vogue," writes Patrick J. Deneen, but it has been "wholly redefined and retooled for progressive purposes."

Diversity: Obama’s Higher Education Agenda, Part 5 of 8

Apr 26, 2012 by Peter Wood |

In the fifth of an eight-part series, Peter Wood examines the president’s pursuit of diversity in higher education.

Capitalism and Western Civilization: Education

Apr 05, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the state of contemporary education and finds it wanting

Better Citizens: Obama’s Higher-Education Agenda, Part 4A of 8

Mar 21, 2012 by Peter Wood |

In the fourth installment of his eight-part series, Peter Wood examines the president’s goal of using American higher education to inculcate progressive political values.

Professors Also Need to be Students

Mar 13, 2012 by Jason Fertig |

When you spend the bulk of your time driving, it's easy to forget how the car looks from the passenger seat.

Civics Lessons

Feb 02, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood critiques the new AAC&U report on college-level civics education.

Call For Civic Learning

Jan 10, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Mr. Ricketts advocates the study of civics, but his idea of such a course differs from how the a recent DoED report interprets the subject.

Some Critical Thinking for 2012

Jan 09, 2012 by Steve Balch |

What can higher education do to help equip Americans for informed citizenship?

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