Educating for

Civic Reasoning and Discourse

Carol D. Lee, Gregory White, and Dian Dong, Editors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Defining and Implementing Civic Reasoning and Discourse: Philosophical and Moral Foundations for Research and Practice
Sarah M. Stitzlein

Chapter 2

Civic Reasoning and Discourse: Perspectives from Learning and Human Development Research
Carol D. Lee, Na’ilah Suad Nasir, Natalia Smirnov, and Adria Carrington

Chapter 3

From the Diffusion of Knowledge to the Cultivation of Agency: A Short History of Civic Education Policy and Practice in the United States
Nancy Beadie and Zoë Burkholder

Chapter 4

Agency and Resilience in the Face of Challenge as Civic Action: Lessons Learned from Across Ethnic Communities
James D. Anderson, Megan Bang, Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, Cati V. de los Ríos, Kris D. Gutiérrez, Deborah Hicks, Li-Ching Ho, Carol D. Lee, Stacey J. Lee, Maribel Santiago, Vanessa Siddle Walker, and Joy Ann Williamson-Lott

Chapter 5

Civic Reasoning and Discourse Amid Structural Inequality, Migration, and Conflict
Beth C. Rubin, Thea Renda Abu El-Haj, and Michelle J. Bellino

Chapter 6

Learning Environments and School/Classroom Climate as Supports for Civic Reasoning, Discourse, and Engagement
Carolyn Barber, Christopher H. Clark, and Judith Torney-Purta

Chapter 7

Rethinking Digital Citizenship: Learning About Media, Literacy, and Race in Turbulent Times
Antero Godina Garcia, Sarah McGrew, Nicole Mirra, Brendesha Tynes, and Joseph Kahne

Chapter 8

Pedagogical Practices and How Teachers Learn
Hilary G. Conklin, Jane C. Lo, Paula McAvoy, Chauncey B. Monte-Sano, Tyrone Howard, and Diana E. Hess

Recommendations for Practice, Policy, and Research

Carol D. Lee, Gregory White, and Dian Dong

Committee on Civic Reasoning & Discourse

Carol Lee (Chair)
Northwestern University

James Banks
University of Washington, Seattle

Sarah Freedman
University of California, Berkeley

Kris Gutiérrez
University of California, Berkeley

Diana Hess
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Joseph Kahne
University of California, Riverside

Peter Levine
Tufts University

Na’ilah Suad Nasir
Spencer Foundation

Walter Parker
University of Washington, Seattle

Judith Torney-Purta
University of Maryland, College Park


Contact Greg White or Dian Dong for more information.

The research reported here is supported by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent the views of the Hewlett Foundation.

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