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ERIC Number: ED494024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
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Assessing School Citizenship Education Climate: Implications for the Social Studies. CIRCLE Working Paper 48
Homana, Gary; Barber, Carolyn; Torney-Purta, Judith
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), University of Maryland
This paper presents the School Citizenship Education Climate Assessment and examines its implications for the social studies. The assessment tool was developed from a variety of research fields and disciplines related to school and classroom climate and educational practices including civic education, educational psychology and service-learning. We begin with a brief examination of several key concepts underlying our assessment including school climate, citizenship education and the social studies. Next we present our theoretical framework consisting of seven characteristics of school climate that we believe are critical to an education for responsible citizenship. Within this section we explore the relationship between these characteristics and the social studies in fostering a positive school climate for citizenship education. A description of the assessment follows with a focus on its development, intended audience and use and application in the field. We conclude with a discussion of future directions for research and implications for practice. [This Working Paper was produced by CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement). For CIRCLE Working Paper 47, see ED494039.]
The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). University of Maryland, School of Public Policy, 2101 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-2790; Web site: http://www.civicyouth.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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