How young people are changing the way Australians vote and act as citizens

Originally posted here: http://www.aare.edu.au/blog/?p=1652 My research interests are closely aligned to the development of civics and citizenship education. Specifically, I am curious about the kinds of educational activities that encourage young people to become active or ‘justice-oriented’ citizens. Now that our marathon federal election is over I believe it is time…

Who’d be a politician?

The chaos of the election campaign has morphed into the chaos of a potentially hung parliament. Bitter recriminations are flowing between shock-jocks and party members, and social media accounts are busy either being created or deleted. New outlets are in a frenzy reporting everything that’s not nailed down – even…