ERIC Number: ED416171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Education and Democratic Citizenship in America.
Nie, Norman H.; Junn, Jane; Stehlik-Barry, Kenneth
This book explores the causal relationships between education and democratic citizenship. This book is divided into 2 parts and features 11 chapters. Chapter 1, the introductory chapter, looks at "Education and Democratic Citizenship in America: Enlightened Political Engagement." Part 1, "Education and Citizenship in the United States, 1990," features (2) "Enlightened Political Engagement: Characteristics of Democratic Citizenship and Their Relationship to Education"; (3) "What Links Education to Enlightened Political Engagement? Cognitive and Positional Pathways"; (4) "Integrating and Testing the Model"; and (5) "Confirming the Enlightenment and Political Engagement Dimensions." Part 2, "Education and Citizenship in the United States, 1972-1994," examines (6) "Reconceptualizing Educational Effects"; (7) "Education and Democratic Citizenship from the 1970's to the 1990's: Defining and Operationalizing the Measures"; (8) "Testing Educational Effects Over Time"; (9) "Absolute and Relative Education in Synchronic Studies: Application to Cross-Sectional Surveys"; (10) "Education and Democratic Citizenship in Other Nations; An Exploratory Comparative Analysis"; and (11) "The Future of Education and Democratic Citizenship: Some Implications of Our Findings." (Contains over 200 references, 8 appendices, and an index.) (CB)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy, Democratic Values, Educational Sociology, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Political Influences, Political Issues, Political Science, Political Socialization, Politics, Role of Education, Secondary Education, Social Influences, Social Networks, Social Stratification, Theory Practice Relationship, United States Government (Course)
University of Chicago Press, 5801 Ellis Ave., 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60637 (hardback: ISBN-0-226-58388-0; paperback: ISBN-0-226-58389-9).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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