CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.
The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement

Commission on Youth Voting and Civic Knowledge

Commission on Youth Voting and Civic Knowledge

RSSCommission on Youth Voting and Civic Knowledge

How Civics is Taught in America: A National Survey of Civics and U.S. Government Teachers

In 2013, CIRCLE surveyed a national sample of civics and U.S. government teachers for our Commission on Youth Voting and Civic Knowledge. More than 700 teachers responded to the survey and provided valuable information on over 1,000 courses that they taught. Today we release a new fact sheet with detailed data from that national teacher survey, along with key conclusions and recommendations.

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June 17th, 2014
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CIRCLE Online Seminar: It’s a Wrap

On February 21st, CIRCLE wrapped up a 5-week online seminar. The seminar explored our recently released report All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovation for Youth Civic Engagement. More than 230 people registered for the seminar, 133 people joined a dedicated Facebook group, the seminar’s learning portal drew more than 1,700 unique page views, and a Read More >

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March 13th, 2014
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CIRCLE Online Seminar: Revisiting the Past and Looking to the Future

The Conversation Thus Far Over the past week, participants discussed specific strategies used to increase involvement by youth in their respective communities. Participants shared examples of efforts that are currently happening to increase youth civic engagement. A couple of examples included: How to involve youth in deliberation. Participant Christian Lindke, who will be hosting a Read More >

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February 14th, 2014
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CIRCLE Online Seminar: Stitching Together a Field of Diverse Efforts

The Conversation Thus Far Last week, over 30 participants in our real-time conversation tackled questions about how they saw the two fundamental goals (democratic deliberation & equity and quality of political engagement) outlined in All Together Now, playing out in their work. The conversation, which continued into the Facebook group during week 3, has included Read More >

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February 7th, 2014
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CIRCLE Online Seminar: Exploring the Practice of Engaging Youth

The Conversation Thus Far Last week, over 40 participants in our real-time conversation tackled questions about how they saw the two fundamental goals (democratic deliberation & equity and quality of political engagement) outlined in All Together Now, playing out in their work. The conversation, which continued into the Facebook group during week 2, has included Read More >

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January 31st, 2014
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