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ERIC Number: ED498904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Youth Attitudes towards Civic Education and Community Service Requirements. Fact Sheet
Lopez, Mark Hugo
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE)
In a recent survey sponsored jointly by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement and the Council for Excellence in Government, several questions regarding young people's attitudes towards civic education and community service requirements were asked. These included questions asking if students were favorable or unfavorable towards: (1) requiring all graduating high school students to complete a certain amount of community service to receive their diploma; (2) making classes on civics and government a requirement for high school graduation; (3) offering every young person a chance to do a full year of national or community service and earn money towards college or advanced training; and (4) making classes on civics and government a requirement for middle school. Young people are not in support of requiring high school students to complete some community service. However, they do support requiring civics and government classes for high school graduation, offering students a chance to do community service to earn money for college, and requiring civics and government courses in middle school. (Contains 17 graphs and 3 notes.) [This fact sheet was produced by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and 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: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A