Fulfilling the Democratic Aims of Education: A Systemic Approach for Generating Learning Opportunities for Students’ Informed Participation in Civic and Political Life

September 1, 2020

by Erica Hodgin, Joseph Kahne, and John Rogers

Democracy always has been a core purpose underlying public education. Preparing students to engage in our democracy is not a luxury to be attended to if time permits. It is fundamentally important. 

Young Adult Voting Skyrocketed in 2018. What Can We Do To Make It Happen Again?

September 10, 2019
by John Rogers, Joe Kahne, and Erica Hodgin

In the Q&A below, National Education Policy Center Fellow John Rogers of UCLA and his collaborators, Joe Kahne and Erica Hodgin of the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG) at the University of California, Riverside, address questions about young people and voting. They conclude with practical ways that educators and policymakers can encourage more young people to vote. 

girl holding sign that says future voter

Let’s Go There: Making a Case for Race, Ethnicity and a Lived Civics Approach to Civic Education

November 14, 2018

by Cathy Cohen, Joseph Kahne, Jessica Marshall

We live in a time of heightened political and civic activity among young people, especially young people of color. The election of President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 inspired increased civic and political participation among young adults.

young people standing outside