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Education for Sustainable Democracy

Brett Levy

This show explores how we can prepare the next generation for informed civic engagement, environmental stewardship, and the development of a more just and peaceful world. Host Brett Levy is a researcher of civic and environmental education and an associate professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Episodes feature interviews with leaders, innovators, and scholars in civic and environmental education. You’ll hear about new classroom-based and online practices that generate students’ involvement in public issues, youth-adult partnerships that improve communities, what research tells us about how to broaden young people’s engagement in environmental issues, and more. Please subscribe and tell a friend about the show. For information about upcoming episodes, guests, and more, please visit Thank you!
Building a Movement for Civic Education, with Michael Rebell (Teachers College, Columbia & Democracy Ready New York)May 04, 2022 Episode artwork Democracy Prep: A Charter School Network Focused on Civic Learning, with Rashid Duroseau (Civics Program Director, Democracy Prep Public Schools)April 06, 2022 Episode artwork Resources for Teaching about the War in Ukraine, with Rashid Duroseau (Democracy Prep Public Schools) March 24, 2022 Episode artwork Kid Citizen and Elementary Social Studies, with Michael and Ilene Berson (University of South Florida)March 01, 2022 Episode artwork Creating Inclusive Environments and Curricula for LGBTQ+ Youth, with Marc Lewis (R.J. Grey Junior High, Acton MA)February 01, 2022 Episode artwork Teaching about the Capitol Insurrection One Year Later (Brief Note about Helpful Resources)January 05, 2022 Episode artwork The Civically Engaged Districts Project - Part 2, with Six Students & Four Teachers (New Jersey)January 02, 2022 Episode artwork The Civically Engaged Districts Project - Part 1, with Prof. Beth Rubin (Rutgers University) and District Administrators (New Brunswick Public Schools) December 07, 2021 Episode artwork A Congressional Bill to Strengthen Civic Education, with Cat McDonald (DC Lobbyist for Civic Ed)November 01, 2021 Episode artwork Online Technologies to Enhance Student Learning: Possibilities & Perils, with Dan Krutka (University of North Texas) October 07, 2021 Episode artwork First Anniverary & Looking AheadSeptember 27, 2021 Episode artwork How Textbooks & Teachers Have Taught about September 11th & Its Aftermath, with Jeremy Stoddard (University of Wisconsin, Madison)September 02, 2021 Episode artwork Teaching Social & Historical Issues through Film: Trends & Challenges, with Jeremy Stoddard (University of Wisconsin - Madison) August 05, 2021 Episode artwork Combatting Misinformation in the Classroom, with John Silva and Miriam Romais (News Literacy Project)July 20, 2021 Episode artwork Helping Youth Become Critical News Consumers, with John Silva and Miriam Romais (News Literacy Project)July 01, 2021 Episode artwork Play it Safe or Take a Risk?: Tradeoffs & Decisions in Teaching Controversial Issues, with Judy Pace (University of San Francisco)June 22, 2021 Episode artwork Learning to Teach Controversial Issues, with Judy Pace (University of San Francisco)June 12, 2021 Episode artwork Integrating History and Current Events & Creating an Open Classroom Climate, with Amber Joseph (East Side Community School, NYC)May 06, 2021 Episode artwork Responding to this Moment & Expanding Youth Civic Action, with Elizabeth Clay Roy (Generation Citizen)April 06, 2021 Episode artwork Earth Force & Environmental Citizenship, with Alexis Thorbecke (Program Manager at Earth Force)March 07, 2021 Episode artwork Learning to Care for Our Community Environments, with Ethan Lowenstein (Eastern Michigan University & Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition)February 04, 2021 Episode artwork Voice from the Classroom: Teaching the Capitol Riot in a Politically Diverse High School (with Lauren Collet-Gildard, Arlington High School)January 18, 2021 Episode artwork Teaching about the Capitol Riot - Context, Potential Impacts, & Moving Forward, with James Hartwick (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)January 10, 2021 Episode artwork Guiding Productive Political Discussions, with Diana Hess (University of Wisconsin-Madison)November 20, 2020 Episode artwork Past & Future of the Electoral College, with Thomas Patterson (Harvard), Jack Rakove (Stanford), Henry Brady (UC-Berkeley), and Keith Whittington (Princeton)November 03, 2020 Episode artwork