The reviewed article, “The Impact of Student Political Identity Over the Course of an Online Controversial Issue Discussion,” represents a timely response to the eye-opening influences of social media in modern political climates. Particularly, the project provides a useful model and relevant findings for future teachers and teacher educators to incorporate online political discussions. The study clearly demonstrates the value of online discussions, especially in mixed partisan groups. Based on the findings, three additional considerations were identified and elaborated on within this response. These include a renewed consideration of quantitative analysis, a focus of identity in civic education, and a recognition that schools are not politically neutral spaces.
Response to Article
Knowles, R. T.
Reenvisioning Education for Civic Engagement in the Social Media Century.
Democracy and Education,
(2), Article 5.
Available at: https://democracyeducationjournal.org/home/vol26/iss2/5