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ERIC Number: ED479177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Pages: 39
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Youth Civic Development and Schooling as a National Project: The Cross-National Context of Formal Civics-Oriented Education.
Wiseman, Alexander W.
This paper investigates the cross-national institutionalization of formal civics-oriented school curricula and programs and considers how national educational systems contextualize and institutionalize these curricula and programs. In particular, the paper asks if, in nations where civically oriented opportunities are institutionalized as formal school programs, are students then more civically knowledgeable. It also asks if local school contexts associate with the availability of formal extracurricular civics-oriented programs and curricula. The results of the analysis suggest that formal civic education does not occur solely as a part of the official curriculum. There are many extracurricular programs that instill or encourage civic education and participation as well. The paper suggests that through further careful and rigorous secondary analyses, the International Education Association's Civic Education Study may reveal clues as to whether the shift in institutional control and legitimacy is empirically validated. (Contains 74 references, 2 notes, 3 figures, and 4 tables.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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