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ERIC Number: ED536941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May-2
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Civic Skills and Federal Policy. Fact Sheet
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE)
Citizens can improve their communities, the government, and the nation through active civic engagement and collaboration. To do so requires skills. Educational programs and other government-supported initiatives have been shown to enhance Americans' civic skills and their levels of engagement. But these programs and other opportunities are scarce and unequal, often provided to people who are already the most likely to be engaged. A lack of civic learning opportunities not only inhibits Americans' civic participation, but also has harmful consequences for their academic and economic progress. Skill gaps in Organizing Activities by Demographic Groups (Source: ANES 2008-2009) are appended. (Contains 1 table, 5 figures and 9 notes.)
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Lincoln Filene Hall, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155. Tel: 617-627-4781; Fax: 617-727-3401; Web site: http://www.civicyouth.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)