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ERIC Number: EJ890462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0195-6744
Preparing the Next Generation for Electoral Engagement: Social Studies and the School Context
Callahan, Rebecca M.; Muller, Chandra; Schiller, Kathryn S.
American Journal of Education, v116 n4 p525-556 Aug 2010
In an era of accountability focused primarily on academic outcomes, it may be useful to reconsider the other original aim of U.S. schools: citizenship development. Using longitudinal, nationally representative data (Adolescent Health and Academic Achievement Study [AHAA] and the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health [Add Health]), we employ multilevel models to investigate the effects of social science programs and other measures of school context on young adult voting and voter registration. Findings suggest that school social science context directly influences young adult electoral engagement to the extent that peers' social science performance can counteract an individual's low level of social connection to produce an active voter in young adulthood.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health