Document Type


Publication Date





Model United Nations is one of the world's most popular civic education programs, but there has been little research on how adult advisors of such programs support students' participation and political engagement. This study begins to address this research gap through a case study of one Model UN club. By analyzing data from over 150 hours of observation and from interviews with advisors and students, the author found that advisors facilitated the club as a scaffolded youth-adult partnership and provided three major types of support: intellectual, administrative, and personal. Findings have implications for various extracurricular and classroom-based educational programs.


Publisher's Acknowledgement

This is the Author's Accepted Manuscript of a peer reviewed paper. The version of record appears here: Levy, B. L. (2016). Advising a Model United Nations club: A scaffolded youth-adult partnership to foster active participation and political engagement. Teaching and Teacher Education, 59, 13-27.



Terms of Use

This article is made available under the Scholars Archive Terms of Use.