Civic Intelligence Empowering America’s Youth

by John Minkler Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/02/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9798369414958
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9798369414774

About the Book

American democracy is at risk unless we change the way we teach civic education in K-12 schools. This book will inspire educators and communities to transform schools by teaching democratic principles, systems thinking, and civic values, with opportunities for community problem-solvng. It describes 53 years of experience with many examples of youth civic engagement. We lack shared values and the political will to cooperate on implementing changes. We lack “civic intelligence,” which will guide us to transform schools and create a new path for America and humanity.

About the Author

Dr. John Minkler began teaching in alternative schools in 1971, followed by teaching history and government in high schools and special education classes. He wrote a civic education curriculum in 1996 that won the Award of Excellence from the California Council of the Social Studies and the Golden Bell Award from the California School Boards Association. He was Director of the Bonner Center for Character and Civic Education at Fresno State University, then a Program Coordinator at the Fresno County Office of Education and Director of the Center for Multicultural Cooperation. John is co-founder of the Civic Education Center (