Nationwide concerns about the declining political health of the United States has prompted questions on how to instruct and prepare youth to engage in civic life, particularly in K-12 public schools. This priority is also known as civic education, a broad curricular approach aimed at facilitating students’ development of key civic knowledge, skills, and behaviors. Fortunately, the Christian worldview can enhance the individuals' ability to effectively teach students about the importance of civics due to overlaps in community values. This literature review draws on theoretical and empirical work to provide an integrative framework that fuses Christian ethos with civic education so that policymakers and practitioners can embrace the effectiveness of this blended approach to better preparing youth to become active and informed citizens.
Lin, A. R., & Rim, K. H. (2021). Civic Education in K-12 School Enhanced Through a Christian Faith Lens Perspective. International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal, 16(2). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/icctej/vol16/iss2/2