The Penn Democracy Project: What Has Been Learned About Democratic and Civic Education from Surveys of Penn Undergraduates?

22 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2010  

Henry Teune

University of Pennsylvania - Department of Political Science

Vikram Vish

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School

Abstract

This is a report on research conducted at the University of Pennsylvania from 2004-2009 under the name, Penn Democracy Project, by undergraduate students enrolled in a political science department research seminar, PS. 291 Citizenship and Democratic Political Development. A student survey is at the core of what is done in the seminar to assess changing concepts of democracy and values and practices of democratic citizenship among undergraduates. This is a presentation focused on a limited number of Penn programs to further civic education through services learning and West Philadelphia
voluntary engagements of undergraduates.

Suggested Citation

Teune, Henry and Vish, Vikram, The Penn Democracy Project: What Has Been Learned About Democratic and Civic Education from Surveys of Penn Undergraduates?. APSA 2010 Teaching & Learning Conference Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1548594

Henry Teune (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania - Department of Political Science

211 Stiteler Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Vikram Vish

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School ( email )

3641 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6365
United States

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