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ERIC Number: EJ775765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0195-6744
Identifying Best Practices in Civic Education: Lessons from the Student Voices Program
Feldman, Lauren; Pasek, Josh; Romer, Daniel; Jamieson, Kathleen Hall
American Journal of Education, v114 n1 p75-100 Nov 2007
School-based civic education is increasingly recognized as an effective means for increasing political awareness and participation in American youth. This study examines the Student Voices curriculum, implemented in 22 Philadelphia high schools, to assess program activities that mediate gains in outcomes linked to future political participation (following of politics, political knowledge, and political efficacy). The results indicate that class deliberative discussions, community projects, and informational use of the Internet produce favorable outcomes that build over the course of two semesters. Effects were comparable for both white and nonwhite students. (Contains 6 tables and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania; United States