Title

Learning citizenship by doing: Evaluating the effects of a required political campaign internship in American Government.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Date Issued

2009-01-01

Date Available

2012-04-26

Abstract

After years of teaching American National Government as a standard lecture course, I added a campaign internship component. In this article I will discuss course design and implementation (resources and logistics involved in including an internship component) as well as course outcomes (what students learned about campaigns and the effect of the internship experience on the students). I found that getting students engaged in the political process had far-reaching effects beyond what would have been possible in the traditional political science classroom.

Comments

Full-text article originally published in The Journal for Civic Commitment, 12th issue, Spring 2009. http://www.mesacc.edu/other/engagement/Journal/Issue12/McLauchlan.shtml

Language

en_US

Publisher

Community College National Center for Community Engagement

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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