The Color of Civics: Civic Education for a Multiracial Democracy

Author:   Matthew D. Nelsen (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Miami)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press Inc
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9780197685648


Pages:   296
Publication Date:   21 November 2023
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Matthew D. Nelsen (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Miami)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press Inc
Imprint:   Oxford University Press Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 23.50cm , Height: 2.20cm , Length: 15.60cm
Weight:   0.549kg
ISBN:  

9780197685648


ISBN 10:   0197685641
Pages:   296
Publication Date:   21 November 2023
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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The Color of Civics teaches us what America's young people, especially young people of color, learn about the nation's political system, and their place within it. As debates rage about what is discussed in the classroom, this book provides what has been missing in the national conversation: the perspective of young people themselves. If you want to understand how civics is really taught—and what is actually learned—in America's schools, read The Color of Civics. * David Campbell, Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy, University of Notre Dame * Armed with the theoretical and methodological tools of a social scientist and the experience of a former elementary school teacher, Nelsen has written a timely, necessary, and inspiring book. The Color of Civics provides welcome optimism that a reimagined, critical civics education can play a vital role in moving us one step closer to one day fulfilling the promise of multiracial democracy. * Hakeem Jefferson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University * Nelsen's The Color of Civics is a bold and incredibly important book that examines the role of our education system in shaping civic life and the broader functioning of our democratic system of governance. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding how schools affect the kinds of citizens societies create. In addition, it is a model of how to conduct rigorous and meaningful social science that enriches our understanding of the complex social forces that affect the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of diverse groups of people whose life experiences shape the ways that they approach engaging with one another to create the societies they live in. * Neil Lewis, Jr., Assistant Professor of Communication and Social Behavior, Cornell University *


The Color of Civics teaches us what America's young people, especially young people of color, learn about the nation's political system, and their place within it. As debates rage about what is discussed in the classroom, this book provides what has been missing in the national conversation: the perspective of young people themselves. If you want to understand how civics is really taught-and what is actually learned-in America's schools, read The Color of Civics. * David Campbell, Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy, University of Notre Dame * Armed with the theoretical and methodological tools of a social scientist and the experience of a former elementary school teacher, Nelsen has written a timely, necessary, and inspiring book. The Color of Civics provides welcome optimism that a reimagined, critical civics education can play a vital role in moving us one step closer to one day fulfilling the promise of multiracial democracy. * Hakeem Jefferson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University * Nelsen's The Color of Civics is a bold and incredibly important book that examines the role of our education system in shaping civic life and the broader functioning of our democratic system of governance. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding how schools affect the kinds of citizens societies create. In addition, it is a model of how to conduct rigorous and meaningful social science that enriches our understanding of the complex social forces that affect the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of diverse groups of people whose life experiences shape the ways that they approach engaging with one another to create the societies they live in. * Neil Lewis, Jr., Assistant Professor of Communication and Social Behavior, Cornell University *


The Color of Civics teaches us what America's young people, especially young people of color, learn about the nation's political system, and their place within it. As debates rage about what is discussed in the classroom, this book provides what has been missing in the national conversation: the perspective of young people themselves. If you want to understand how civics is really taughtDLand what is actually learnedDLin America's schools, read The Color of Civics. * David Campbell, Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy, University of Notre Dame * Armed with the theoretical and methodological tools of a social scientist and the experience of a former elementary school teacher, Nelsen has written a timely, necessary, and inspiring book. The Color of Civics provides welcome optimism that a reimagined, critical civics education can play a vital role in moving us one step closer to one day fulfilling the promise of multiracial democracy. * Hakeem Jefferson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University * Nelsen's The Color of Civics is a bold and incredibly important book that examines the role of our education system in shaping civic life and the broader functioning of our democratic system of governance. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding how schools affect the kinds of citizens societies create. In addition, it is a model of how to conduct rigorous and meaningful social science that enriches our understanding of the complex social forces that affect the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of diverse groups of people whose life experiences shape the ways that they approach engaging with one another to create the societies they live in. * Neil Lewis, Jr., Assistant Professor of Communication and Social Behavior, Cornell University *


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Matthew D. Nelsen is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami. Prior to entering academia, Matt was a fifth grade public school teacher within the San Antonio Independent School District.

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