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Center for Civic Education, 2018
This one-page fact sheet presents findings from a two-phase evaluation of the week-long We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution summer institutes during 2009. The institutes evaluated were the Grand Teton Institute, the Iowa Institute, the National Middle School Institute, and two National Elementary Institutes. Two hundred upper…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Program Evaluation, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Dubin, Matthew – Center for Civic Education, 2009
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution is a civics curriculum developed by the Center for Civic Education (Center). The program, utilized in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms, is intended to foster civic competence and responsibility among America's youth. While educating youth about the principles of American constitutional…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Program Evaluation
Nairne, Jennifer – Center for Civic Education, 2008
Graduates of the six regional 2007 "We the People: Project Citizen" professional development summer institutes were surveyed to determine how useful they found their institute experience, and to the extent to which their participation at the Center-sponsored institutes influenced their teaching of civics and government. The study was…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Institutes (Training Programs), Summer Programs, Civics
Center for Civic Education, 2005
Between November 2004, and March 2005, the Center for Civic Education conducted a survey of alumni from the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution program. Altogether, 522 alumni responded, ranging in age from 18-34. The primary focus of the study was on voting and other forms of political engagement. Due to self-selection by respondents,…
Descriptors: Probability, Politics, College Freshmen, Voting
Bennett, Sharareh Frouzesh; Soule, Suzanne – Center for Civic Education, 2005
The seminar represents an effort on the part of the Center for Civic Education to create a forum in which teachers would become emotionally engaged with the artifacts, sites and experiences of those that lived through the Civil Rights Movement. The central hypothesis thereby being that such an engagement would transform the ability and willingness…
Descriptors: Seminars, Learning Strategies, Constructivism (Learning), Cognitive Psychology
Bennett, Sharareh Frouzesh; Soule, Suzanne – Center for Civic Education, 2005
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution is an educational program developed by the Center for Civic Education (the Center). The program instructs students on the history and principles of American constitutional democracy with the primary goal of promoting civic competence and responsibility among the nation's elementary, middle, and…
Descriptors: Competition, Democracy, Citizenship Education, United States History
Soule, Suzanne; Bennett, Sharareh Frouzesh – Center for Civic Education, 2004
"We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution," is an educational program developed by the Center for Civic Education. The program instructs students on the history and principles of American constitutional democracy with the primary goal of promoting civic competence and responsibility among the nation's elementary, middle, and…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics
Quigley, Charles N. – Center for Civic Education, 2004
According to studies that have been conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles, the political engagement of young people has diminished by about 50% since 1966. Studies have also revealed an increase in nonpolitical voluntarism among students who appear to see such activities as a desirable alternative to political involvement. The…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Civics, Student Participation
Domanico, Raymond – Center for Civic Education, 2004
The 2003 New York State Court of Appeals ruling in the "Campaign for Fiscal Equity" ("CFE") case has created a historic opportunity to reform New York City's troubled schools. This opening was created because the court not only required changing the state aid formula to ensure a "sound basic education" for all New…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Educational Finance, Accountability
Hartry, Ardice; Porter, Kristie – Center for Civic Education, 2004
In the United States, civic educators are debating the need to mandate the inclusion of civic education in high school curriculum. This report describes the result of a pilot test for one curriculum, "We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution." In January 2003, the Center for Civic Education contracted with MPR Associates, Inc. to…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Civics, Citizenship Education, Democracy