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Kawashima-Ginsberg, Kei – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2014
Teaching students to use news and information media ("information literacy") is an important aspect of civic education, especially now that news sources are rapidly changing and fragmenting along ideological lines. Information literacy is required in several state standards, and it is also frequently defined as an important "21st…
Descriptors: Civics, National Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Information Literacy
Godsay, Surbhi; Sullivan, Felicia M. – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2014
In May and June of 2013, CIRCLE surveyed a national sample of high school civics and U.S. government teachers. Complete survey responses from 720 teachers provided a wealth of information on more than 1,000 civics and government courses that they taught. The teachers responded to questions about key activities and topics; attitudes towards civic…
Descriptors: National Surveys, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Civics
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2014
In a recent report entitled "All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovation for Youth Engagement,": the Commission on Youth Voting & Civic Knowledge concluded that civic education is a shared responsibility of schools and other institutions. Data suggests, however, that more work is required to provide all young people with the…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, High Stakes Tests
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2014
Preparing the next generation of Americans to engage in their communities civically and politically is a shared responsibility. Although civic education takes place every day in homes and community centers, our nation's K-12 schools are in a unique position to nurture and reinforce the civic development of all young people. States influence their…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, High Stakes Tests
Godsay, Surbhi; Henderson, Whitney; Levine, Peter; Littenberg-Tobias, Josh – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2012
This fact sheet summarizes state requirements related to civic education, which means learning about citizenship, government, law, current events, and related topics. Civic education is most directly addressed in courses labeled "civics," "government," or "U.S. government." Social studies is a broader category that…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, United States Government (Course), United States History
Stoddard, Jeremy; Hess, Diana – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2011
This Fact Sheet reports findings from an ongoing study of the representation of 9/11 and terrorism in curricula, textbooks, and state standards documents. The study was conducted in three stages. The first two stages focused on how supplemental curricula and best-selling social studies textbooks published between 2002-2010 present the events of…
Descriptors: United States History, Terrorism, Air Transportation, Suicide
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2010
Citizens can improve their communities, the government, and the nation through active civic engagement and collaboration. To do so requires skills. Educational programs and other government-supported initiatives have been shown to enhance Americans' civic skills and their levels of engagement. But these programs and other opportunities are scarce…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Economic Progress, Educational Opportunities, Participation
McIntosh, Hugh; Berman, Sheldon; Youniss, James – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2010
In September 2003, Hudson High School in Hudson, Massachusetts, launched two new civic development efforts--clustering and schoolwide governance--that provide an opportunity to study the influence of schoolwide democratic deliberation on students' civic knowledge and participation. The intervention involved, in part, organizing the school into…
Descriptors: Intervention, Citizenship Education, Grade 12, Citizen Participation
Vercellotti, Tim; Matto, Elizabeth C. – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2010
CIRCLE Working Paper #72 addresses whether efforts to systematically incorporate media into school curricula increases several elements of civic engagement, including students' media use, political knowledge or their sense of being able to understand and influence politics (internal political efficacy). In "The Classroom-Kitchen Table…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation, High School Students, Educational Media
Thomas, Reuben J.; McFarland, Daniel A. – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2010
Adolescent voluntary associations are particularly well positioned in the life course to encourage voting as youth become full citizens. Extracurriculars socialize students into voting by habituating them to civic engagement and by connecting them to politically engaged cultures. We establish this argument by testing the effects of high school…
Descriptors: Voting, Ideology, Young Adults, Adolescents
Finlay, Andrea; Flanagan, Connie – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2009
Education beyond high school is generally considered important for access to good jobs. Education is also a route to civic incorporation; people with more years of education tend to be more engaged in community affairs. This working paper looks at the educational progress over four years of a national sample of young adults and the relationship…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Education Work Relationship, Citizen Participation, Family Income
McDevitt, Michael – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2009
A study of adolescents living in red and blue counties during the 2006 midterm elections shows a striking pattern of Democratic youth thriving in political expression and debate when exposed to Republican ideological climates. Democratic adolescents were more likely to talk with parents and friends about politics, disagree openly, test opinions,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Political Campaigns, Counties, Conflict
McIntosh, Hugh; Munoz, Marco A. – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2009
The landmark Civic Mission of Schools report of 2003 laid out an argument for the role of schools in promoting youth civic engagement and presented a range of promising ideas and practices to accomplish that. In this study we describe the civic engagement outcomes that Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) in Louisville, KY, has chosen to promote…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Extracurricular Activities, Citizen Participation, Conflict Resolution
Wilkenfeld, Britt – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2009
This working paper is a summary of the author's dissertation, submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for her doctoral degree under the supervision of Dr. Judith Torney-Purta (successfully defended February 4, 2009). In her study she explored potential explanations for disparities in adolescent civic engagement through a comprehensive…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Citizen Participation, Context Effect, Family Environment
Hutchens, Myiah J.; Eveland, William P., Jr. – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2009
This report examines the effects of exposure to various elements of a civics curriculum on civic participation, two forms of political knowledge, internal political efficacy, political cynicism, news elaboration, discussion elaboration and various forms of interpersonal and mediated political communication behaviors. The data are based on a…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation, High School Students
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