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

Service Learning

This series of research products addresses how service-learning opportunities in schools can foster engagement among youth.

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Working Paper 53: Do Gender and Ethnicity Affect Civic Engagement and Academic Progress?

[Part II of An Assessment of Civic Engagement and High School Academic Progress] by Alberto Davila and Marie T. Mora January 2007 “Using panel data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS), we first analyze how civic engagement (measured in terms of community service and participation in student government) undertaken at the high Read More >

January 31st, 2007
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An Assessment of Civic Engagement and Educational Attainment

by Alberto Davila and Marie T. Mora January 2007 It is well documented that individuals with higher levels of education tend to be more civically engaged. In a two-part study conducted for the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), we provide empirical evidence using 1988-2000 panel data from the National Read More >

January 25th, 2007
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Working Paper 52: Civic Engagement and High School Academic Progress: An Analysis Using NELS Data

[Part I of An Assessment of Civic Engagement and High School Academic Progress] by Alberto Davila and Marie T. Mora January 2007 “Using panel data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS), this study empirically analyzes the relationship between two forms of civic engagement—student government and community service—and educational progress made after the Read More >

January 21st, 2007
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Around the CIRCLE– V4.I2 January 2007

Download the latest edition of CIRCLE’s quarterly publication (v4.i2–January 2007), Around the CIRCLE, from here.  This issue includes the following articles: Table of Contents High School Civic Engagement Activities Produce Academic Benefits Research Roundup The Civic Effects of Higher Education Youth Population on the Rise in 2006 A Teacher’s Perspective on Closing the Civic Gap Read More >

January 13th, 2007
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Working Paper 45: Youth Civic Engagement: An Institutional Turn

by Peter Levine and James Youniss February 2006 “The papers in this collection were written by an interdisciplinary group to address two main questions: What conditions deter young people’s involvement in politics and civic life? What reforms could enhance youth engagement? Most of the contributors met face-to-face in Washington, DC in March 2005 to discuss Read More >

March 19th, 2006
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