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ERIC Number: EJ1177487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0726-2655
The Civic Achievement Gap: A Study of the Civic Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Hispanic Students in Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Nieves, Sergio
Education and Society, v31 n2 p51-66 2013
This study assessed the civic knowledge, skills, and attitudes of Hispanic eighth grade students in Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), Florida. The participants consisted of 361 Hispanic students from 10 middle schools. Cuban, Colombian, or Nicaraguan participants did not demonstrate differences in civic knowledge, skills, and attitudes. When compared to boys, girls demonstrated a higher level of civic skills and a greater support for women's rights and their participation in politics. Socio-economic status (SES) was demonstrated to be a key factor in the acquisition of civic knowledge, regardless of ancestry.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida (Miami)
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