Political Socialization and Political Learning

Published on Mar 13, 2019
· DOI :10.4324/9781351034746-5
Robert S. Erikson49
Estimated H-index: 49
Kent L. Tedin20
Estimated H-index: 20
Cited By1
#1Lynnette Whitsitt (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 2
#2Robert L. Williams (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 31
Understanding our nation’s government and the politics involved is essential, but political issues are sometimes considered too sensitive to discuss in educational settings. Without classroom-based discussions, how accurate are students in judging the accuracy of political statements, especially in in today’s “fake news” climate? To generate a possible answer to this question, we examined students’ accuracy in judging political claims regarding events occurring in President Trump’s first year in...
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