Political Engagement Project

The Political Engagement Project addressed a serious problem facing American democracy: the growing disengagement of young people from politics.

Senior Staff

Major Publication

Educating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Responsible Political Engagement
Anne Colby, Elizabeth Beaumont, Thomas Ehrlich, Josh Corngold. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007.  

Drawing on a study of undergraduate political education, Educating for Democracy articulates what it means to teach effectively for political understanding, motivation, and skills while remaining open-minded across differing political ideologies. The book provides much-needed practical guidelines for faculty and administrators who want to help their students become more fully and thoughtfully engaged in political life.

Carnegie eLibrary

Continuing Work