Joseph Kahne is the Ted and Jo Dutton Presidential Professor of Education Policy and Politics at the University of California, Riverside. He studies the ways school practices and youth engagement with digital media influence the quality and equality of youth civic and political engagement. Kahne sits on the steering committee of the National Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools and is an advisor to many civically oriented school reform efforts.
June 24, 2019
Study Finds Sizable Impact of Civic Media Literacy Education on Democratic Engagement
Youth, through efforts that leverage the power of social media, are often driving many of the most important social movements of our era -- from the #Dreamers, to #BlackLivesMatter, to the push...Categories: Civic Engagement, Research
March 12, 2018
Young People’s Nonpolitical Online Activity Supports Democratic Life
Emma González, a high school student from Parkland, now has more Twitter followers than the NRA. Indeed, numerous students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have turned the social media skills and...Category: Civic Engagement
January 8, 2018
Educating for Democracy: What We Can Do
Teresa Chin works with youth in downtown Oakland, Calif. at Youth Radio — a media production company driven by young people. One thing she works with youth on is the development of...Categories: Civic Engagement, Educational Practice
April 14, 2014
New Media’s Role in Participatory Politics
Social network sites, websites and text increasingly serve as a conduit for political information and a major public arena where citizens express and exchange their political ideas, raise funds and mobilize others...Categories: Civic Engagement, Digital Citizenship
March 10, 2011
Is the Virtual World Good for the ‘Real’ One?
In a cartoon depicting the evolution of Good Samaritanism in the digital age, a man walks by a homeless person lying on the street and does nothing. In the next frame, he...Categories: Civic Engagement, Digital Citizenship, Research