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ERIC Number: ED503828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov-23
Pages: 51
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Education and Civic Engagement: Review of Research and a Study on Norwegian Youths. OECD Education Working Papers, No. 12
Lauglo, Jon; Oia, Tormod
OECD Publishing (NJ1)
What difference does education make for young adults' engagement in politics and social issues? This study is part of the OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) project on "Measuring the Social Outcomes of Learning" (SOL). It discusses relevant international research, with special attention to studies in the Nordic countries, and analyses survey responses by more than 11 000 Norwegian youths aged 13 to 19. "Engagement" is defined as youth's declared interest in politics and social issues and by their participation in various forms of political activity. Educational performance and especially educational aspirations matter for this type of engagement. Socialisation in family environments with regard to civic related issues, however, matters even more for taking interest in such types of civic engagement. It also seems that young people experience educational benefits from growing up in families who care about the civic domain. Separately, the findings suggest that young people who are politically active do not easily conform to the status quo. Rather, they confront the authority structures of their schools more often than other young people do. The paper concludes with suggestions for policy and research. (Contains 13 footnotes, 7 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Identifiers - Location: Norway