Joseph Kahne is the Ted and Jo Dutton Presidential Professor of Education Policy and Politics in the Graduate School of Education. He studies the ways school practices and youth engagement with digital media influence the quality and equality of youth civic and political engagement. Currently, drawing on a nationally representative panel survey of youth, he is studying the impact of civic media literacy learning opportunities and the degree to which they are equitably distributed. Together with colleagues, he is also working with district leaders to institutionalize districtwide commitments to civic education in Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago, and, soon, Riverside. He is also studying these reform efforts and their impacts.
On Youth and Politics
Kahne is available to comment on a broad variety of topics related to the relationship between youth and politics, including youth civic engagement, civic education, and civic media and online politics.