Science Education and Civic Engagement:

An International Journal



Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal is a peer-reviewed publication released twice per year online at

The mission of this journal is to explore constructive connections between science education and civic engagement that will enhance both experiences for our students. In the 21st century, mathematical and scientific reasoning is an essential element for full participation in a democratic society.

Contributions to this journal focus on using unsolved, complex civic issues as a framework to develop students' understanding of the role of scientific knowledge in personal and public decision making, along with examining how such knowledge is embedded in a broader social and political context.

Since many pressing issues are not constrained by national borders, we encourage perspectives that are international or global in scope. In addition to examining what students learn, we will also explore how this learning takes place and how it can be evaluated, documented, and strengthened. By exploring civic questions as unsolved challenges, we seek to empower students as engaged participants in their learning on campus and as citizens in their communities.

We invite you to consider submitting an article for consideration. Please visit to learn more about the journal and to view submission guidelines.



Journal Leadership



Trace Jordan

Co-Editor in Chief

Eliza Reilly

Co-Editor in Chief

Marcy Dubroff

Managing Editor


Wm. David Burns

Editorial Board

Sherryl Broverman

Duke University (USA)

Shree Dhawale

Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (USA)

David Ferguson

Stony Brook University (USA)

Robert Franco

Kapi'olani Community College (USA)

Ellen Goldey

Wofford College (USA)

Nana Japaridze

I. Beritashvili Institute of Physiology (Republic of Georgia)

Cynthia Kaus

Metropolitan State University (USA)

Theo Koupelis

Broward College (USA)

Jay Labov

National Research Council (USA)

Debra Meyer

University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Kirk Miller

Franklin & Marshall College (USA)

Amy Shachter

Santa Clara University (USA)

Garon Smith

University of Montana (USA)

Mary Tiles

Great Britain