Joseph Kahne
University of California, Riverside
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Joseph Kahne is the Ted and Jo Dutton Presidential Professor for Education Policy and Politics and Co-Director of the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG) at the University of California, Riverside. Professor Kahne's research focuses on the influence of school practices and digital media on youth civic and political development. For example, Kahne studies large scale efforts to transform civics and history curriculum as well the ways partisan forces are shaping public education. Professor Kahne was Chair of the MacArthur Foundation's Youth and Participatory Politics Research Network. Kahne was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship and of the National Academy of Education's Committee on Civic Reasoning and Discourse. Kahne received the Grambs Distinguished Career Research Award from the National Council of Social Studies (2022). He also received the Palmer O. Johnson Award from AERA (2001) as well as outstanding paper awards from the American Political Science Association's Division on Teaching and Learning (2002) and from AERA, for papers focused on Educational Evaluation (2007) and on Social Studies (2003). He currently is a member of the coordinating council of the Educating for American Democracy (EAD) Initiative and chairs the EAD Research Task Force. Professor Kahne is a member of the National Academy of Education and a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.

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