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Marcelo, Karlo Barrios; Lopez, Mark Hugo; Kirby, Emily Hoban – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), University of Maryland, 2007
Political scientists and sociologists have long established significant differences in civic engagement between women and men. Utilizing data from the 2006 Civic and Political Health of the Nation Survey, and several other sources, new information is provided on the civic engagement of youth, confidence in government, and following public affairs…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation, Gender Differences, National Surveys
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Anyon, Yolanda; Fernandez, Maria A. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2007
Universities across the nation are expected to contribute to their neighboring communities. Responses to this charge come in many forms: college students volunteering in neighborhood schools, faculty conducting research activities to support local evaluation efforts, and university centers and civic leaders launching major community-development…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Leadership, Service Learning, School Community Relationship
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia; See, Beng Huat; Smith, Emma; White, Patrick – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Children's University (CU) aims to improve the aspirations, attainment, and skills of pupils aged 5-14 by providing learning activities beyond the normal school day. This trial focused on pupils in Years 5 and 6 (aged 9-11), and activities included after-school clubs, visits to universities, museums, and libraries, and 'social action'…
Descriptors: Intervention, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 5
McCain, John – Teaching Tolerance, 2008
Throughout the election people have been fortunate to witness the inspiring involvement of so many young Americans, many of whom are not even old enough to vote. Families are bringing their children to campaign events; teenagers are canvassing neighborhoods; and college students are organizing student groups. They understand their participation is…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Elections, Political Campaigns, Citizen Participation
de Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa, Ed.; de Souza, Lynn Mario T. M., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
This volume bridges the gap between contemporary theoretical debates and educational policies and practices. It applies postcolonial theory as a framework of analysis that attempts to engage with and go beyond essentialism, ethno- and euro-centrisms through a critical examination of contemporary case studies and conceptual issues. From a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, International Education, Citizenship
Degelman, Charles – 2002
Youth courts are among the fastest-growing crime intervention in the nation. Youth courts divert minor offenders from overloaded juvenile courts and hold them responsible for their actions. They educate young people about the impact their actions have on others, teach about the legal system, and provide opportunities and a forum to develop and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Justice, Juvenile Courts, Language Arts
Zaff, Jonathon F.; Malanchuk, Oksana; Michelsen, Erik; Eccles, Jacquelynne – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2003
Researchers have theorized that programs to promote positive citizenship should begin with an opportunity for adolescents to participate in civic activities, such as community service or political volunteering. In this report, authors expand this theoretical perspective by arguing that programs to promote positive citizenship may need to begin by…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Social Environment, Public Policy, Cultural Context
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Safrit, R. Dale; Auck, Allen W. – Journal of Extension, 2003
Random samples of Ohio 4-H community club members ages 10-14 (n=504, 25% response) and ages 15-19 (n=504, 27% response) were surveyed. Nearly 100% in both groups are involved in community service. Respondents spent equal amounts of time volunteering through school, out of school, on their own, or through 4-H youth development experiences. (SK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Elementary Secondary Education, Service Learning, Student Development
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Fletcher, Adam; Harden, Angela; Brunton, Ginny; Oakley, Ann; Bonell, Chris – Health Education, 2008
Purpose: The limited evidence of effectiveness of existing teenage pregnancy strategies which focus on sex education, together with growing evidence that factors such as poor school ethos, disaffection, truancy, poor employment prospects and low expectations are associated with teenage pregnancy, has increased interest in interventions which…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Pregnancy, Work Experience, Disadvantaged
Burley, Hansel; Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Marbley, Aretha Faye; Deason, Christopher – Gifted Child Today, 2010
Resilience refers to positive adaptation in the face of present or past adversity. It is the "ordinary magic" that rises from the minds of children and their families as they interact with their communities. Gonzales (2003) defined three major components of Resiliency Theory: (1) risk factors; (2) protective factors; and (3) developmental assets.…
Descriptors: African American Children, Poverty, Gifted, College Preparation
President's Council for International Youth Exchange, Washington, DC. – 1983
A description is provided of the International Youth Exchange Initiative, a joint government-private sector project to encourage citizen participation in international and cultural exchange programs. Following an introduction, there are four sections. The first section, "Becoming an Exchange Student," outlines questions to consider in…
Descriptors: Cultural Exchange, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, International Programs
Hartman, Melissa E., Ed. – Imagine, 2000
These five issues of a magazine designed for highly gifted and talented secondary students address marine science, anthropology and archaeology, making the most of summer, medicine and health sciences, and the World Wide Web. Featured articles include: (1) "The Ocean's Call: How My Love for the Ocean Grew into a Career" (Jessica Schulman Farrar);…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Acting, Anthropology, Archaeology
Walter, Amy – 1999
Minnesota Planning developed the Children's Report Card in 1994 to help the state and its 87 counties gauge the well-being of Minnesota's children and youth. The report was created as an extension of Minnesota Milestones, a long-range plan for the state and a tool to measure results which was developed by Minnesota Planning in 1992. For the first…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse
Cawley, John; Knoester, Jocelyn – Education Canada, 2002
Canada World Youth enables young Canadians to live in another part of Canada with youths from a developing country for several months while volunteering in community projects. Then they move as a group to the partner country for several months where the program structure is the same. Participants acquire the skills and values necessary to…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Exchange Programs, Experiential Learning
Sitrin, Barbara – 2000
Noting a paucity of research on volunteerism, this report examines research on volunteer recruitment, training, and retention, particularly in youth-serving organizations that rely on volunteers to accomplish their missions. The report also proposes questions for further research. The report notes that while the number of individuals volunteering…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Mentors, Research Needs, Voluntary Agencies
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