CERG Description

The goal of the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG) is to provide an evidence base that informs the design of policies and programs that promote the development of citizens for an effective, just, and humane democratic society.

Redesigning Civic Education for the Digital Age
by Erica Hodgin
August 11, 2016
In our recent article, Redesigning Civic Education for the Digital Age: Participatory Politics and the Pursuit of Democratic Engagement, Joe Kahne, Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, and I highlight examples of curricular reform to help frame an expanded agenda for civic education in the digital age. In the article, we conceptualize key changes in civic and political life. These changes, brought on by the digital age, have created new opportunities and challenges for youth to enact core civic and political practices, such as investigating issues of public concern, engaging in dialogue and feedback around their perspectives, producing and circulating civic ideas and content, and mobilizing others to get involved.