ERIC Number: ED429027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
The Civic Development of 9th- through 12th-Grade Students in the United States: 1996. Statistical Analysis Report.
Niemi, Richard G.; Chapman, Chris
This report provides an extensive picture of factors often thought to be associated with promoting good citizenship among youth. In particular, it focuses on the civic development of 9th- through 12th-grade students. Broadly speaking, student characteristics, family influences, the role of schools, media factors, and the possible benefits of participation in community service activities are related to civic development. Initial analyses study how these factors relate to civic development in isolation from one another while the latter part of the report studies their relationship to civic development in conjunction with one another. Important questions with relevant answers are presented in the report. Questions asked are: (1) are there any differences between 9th- through 12th-grade students and their parents on key dimensions of civic development? (2) do students, as they progress through the education system, have better civic development scores and are there other student characteristics that are related to civic development? (3) does attention to politics translate into higher levels of civic development? (4) what types of activities in which students engage are associated with higher levels of civic development? and (5) what role does the family play in student civic development? Contains 8 figures, 21 tables, and 88 references. (LB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Community Involvement, Community Services, High Schools, Late Adolescents, Politics, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Student Characteristics
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.