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ERIC Number: ED495234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
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The Civic Achievement Gap. CIRCLE Working Paper 51
Levinson, Meira
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), University of Maryland
This paper, drawn from a book in progress, summarizes evidence of a "civic achievement gap" between non-white, poor, and/or immigrant youth, on the one hand, and white, wealthier, and/or native-born youth, on the other. Young people (and adults) in the former group demonstrate consistently lower levels of civic and political knowledge, skills, positive attitudes, and participation, as compared to their wealthier and white counterparts. As a result, they face serious political disadvantages. (Contains 1 table and 33 endnotes.) [This working paper was produced by the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE).]
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 - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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