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Kettering’s Evolving Understanding- and my Own (Connections 2015)

This three-page article, “Kettering’s Evolving Understanding- and my Own: Reflections on Three Decades of Involvement with Democracy and the Foundation that Studies What It Takes to Make It Work as It Should”, by Ray Minor, was published Fall 2015 in Kettering Foundation‘s annual newsletter, Connections 2015 – Our History: Journeys in KF Research. Minor shares his experience working with Kettering for the last thirty years and how KF’s research has helped to strengthen the democratic process. He tells of the network of individuals who started the Birmingham National Issues […] (continue)

How Kettering Discovered Democracy (Connections 2015)

The four-page article, “How Kettering Discovered Democracy” by David Mathews, was published late Fall of 2015 in Kettering Foundation‘s annual newsletter, Connections 2015 – Our History: Journeys in KF Research. The article gives highlights of what Kettering has learned since the first issue of Connections in 1987 and how KF continues to evolve research practices to improve democracy. In the article, Mathews shares how Kettering research pulled together many different concepts and ultimately, became unified by the concept of democracy. The alliance between Kettering and National Issues Forums created the opportunity to […] (continue)

Separate and Unequal in 1963: How Can We Create A Fair Society? (DMC Issue Guide)

Separate and Unequal in 1963: How Can We Create a Fair Society?, is a 22-page historical issue guide developed in 2014 by the David Mathews Center for Civic Life, Alabama Public Television (APT), and additional partners for use in a classroom setting. Download the Issue Guide PDF here. In Separate and Unequal in 1963, students are asked to place themselves in 1963 Birmingham, Alabama to deliberate together through the difficult choices faced by those working to address segregation and inequality. Additionally, students are encouraged to […] (continue)

Minding Our Future: Investing in Healthy Infants and Toddlers (DMC Issue Guide)

Minding Our Future: Investing in Healthy Infants and Toddlers is an issue guide created by the David Mathews Center for Civic Life for our Alabama Issues Forums 2014 – 2015 series. The issue guide provides a brief overview on the importance of early childhood development, outlining three approaches towards investing in healthy infants and toddlers across the state of Alabama. The David Mathews Center—a non-profit, non-partisan organization—does not advocate a particular solution to this issue, but rather seeks to provide a framework for Alabamians to […] (continue)

Connections 2013: Citizens in Democratic Politics

Connections is a yearly periodical published by the Kettering Foundation featuring articles devoted to a theme. Each issue of the foundation’s annual newsletter focuses on a particular area of Kettering’s research and contains articles, feature stories, and book reviews relevant to the foundation’s work. Editing responsibilities for Connections rotate among Kettering program staff. The 2013 edition focuses on”citizens and the importance of the choices they make in politics.”  Below is an excerpt from the introduction… The foundation’s annual research review in 2013 includes looking at […] (continue)

The Ecology of Democracy: Finding Ways to Have a Stronger Hand in Shaping Our Future

This 2014 book written by David Matthews, president of the Kettering Foundation, focuses on how to put more control in the hands of citizens when it comes to shaping the future of their communities and country. It was published by the Kettering Foundation Press. From the Publisher: The Ecology of Democracy: Finding Ways to Have a Stronger Hand in Shaping Our Future is for people who care deeply about their communities and their country but worry about problems that endanger their future and that of […] (continue)

Higher Education Exchange 2007

The Higher Education Exchange is an annual journal from the Kettering Foundation that serves as a forum for new ideas and dialogue between scholars and the larger public. Essays explore ways that students, administrators, and faculty can initiate and sustain an ongoing conversation about the public life they share. The 2007 edition focuses on “growing public scholars.”  Below is an excerpt from the introduction… When I begin work on an issue of the Higher Education Exchange, I often don’t know where the issue will end up. I hope that doesn’t come […] (continue)

Higher Education Exchange 2003

The Higher Education Exchange is an annual journal from the Kettering Foundation that serves as a forum for new ideas and dialogue between scholars and the larger public. Essays explore ways that students, administrators, and faculty can initiate and sustain an ongoing conversation about the public life they share. The 2003 edition asks “what is higher education’s obligation to democracy?”  Below is an excerpt from the introduction… What is higher education’s obligation to democracy? For some time, this has been a driving question behind Kettering’s work in higher education. Through this […] (continue)

Higher Education Exchange 2001

The Higher Education Exchange is an annual journal from the Kettering Foundation that serves as a forum for new ideas and dialogue between scholars and the larger public. Essays explore ways that students, administrators, and faculty can initiate and sustain an ongoing conversation about the public life they share. The 2001 edition examines “higher education and engagement of public issues .”  Below is an excerpt from the introduction… As coeditor of this journal, I receive mail from many organizations and individuals who are part of the higher education field. I […] (continue)

Citizens, Deliberation, and the Practice of Democracy: A Triptych from the Kettering Review

This 216-page publication (2012), edited by Robert Kingston, brings together writing by 19 leading thinkers on the contemporary challenges of democracy. These provocative essays, first published in three issues of the Kettering Review to celebrate 25 years of the National Issues Forums, challenge readers to rethink conventional notions of democracy, public deliberation, and citizenship. (continue)

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