Stephanie is an assistant professor of social studies education at Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include democratic and citizenship education, pre-service teacher education and social studies education.
In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, many people—educators chief among them—joined activist Facebook groups. Researchers at the University of Florida studied how these groups influenced educators’ civic engagement. Here’s what they learned.
Since the polarized 2016 election, many people have suggested what schools can do to promote civility, critical thinking and civic engagement. This educator says democratic education might be the most important way to go.