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ERIC Number: EJ767270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Civic Education in Multicultural Contexts: New Findings from a National Study
Taylor, Julie Anne; Trepanier-Street, Mary
Social Studies, v98 n1 p14-18 Jan-Feb 2007
The authors examined how the performance of community service through the Jumpstart program contributed to the civic and multicultural education of college students nationwide during the 2003-04 academic year. In addition to mentoring at-risk preschool children on a weekly basis for an entire academic year, Jumpstart participants were required to attend regular training and planning meetings. At the conclusion of the year, they reported that they better understood the issues affecting their local communities and their roles as citizens. Their sense of self-efficacy and appreciation of diversity increased. Given the findings, the Jumpstart program is a viable model for civic engagement in educational settings. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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