ERIC Number: EJ585462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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The Aims, Methods, and Effects of Deliberative Civic Education through the National Issues Forums.
Gastil, John; Dillard, James P.
Communication Education, v48 n3 p179-92 Jul 1999
Examines the goals, methods, and effects of four current deliberative civic education programs, with an in-depth analysis of one: the National Issues Forums (NIF). Shows that NIF can bolster participants' political self-efficacy, refine their political judgments, broaden their political conversation networks, and reduce their conversational dominance; however, NIF may have no direct effect on political participation. (SR)
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