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FEATURED: Predicting Civic Engagement in Urban High School Students

December 2nd, 2009
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by Hugh McIntosh & Marco A. Muñoz

December 2009 working paper image

In Working Paper #69, the authors examine the civic engagement outcomes that Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) in  Louisville, KY, has chosen to promote in its students. Using a large sample in an urban school district, the study finds that the most important predictors of youth civic engagement were community service, political discussion, and environmental conservation. It reinforces the claims that community service, discussion of politics, and nonsport extracurricular activities boost civic engagement. As the authors suggest, the outcomes constitute a vision of civic engagement that sees youth as well-rounded citizens capable of engaging in civil, political, and problem-solving activities, both individually and socially. The findings provide intriguing evidence of the potential value of environmental conservation, conflict resolution skill, and character education as pathways to civic engagement.

*Download CIRCLE Working Paper #69 “Predicting Civic Engagement in Urban High School Students”

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83 Responses to “FEATURED: Predicting Civic Engagement in Urban High School Students”

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  4. Itil Study Says:

    Any young person involved in community development or services will reinforce the quality of community values and engagement. I am a personal believer of mandatory community and social development being introduced into schools as early as year 3. This is a perfect opportunity to improve the sense of belonging, and also educate our young children the importance of involvement from a political and social viewpoint.

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    College should be a time to focus on the subject you are going to pursue as a career in your life.

  7. Speed Dating NYC Says:

    Napolian Hill was a big believer in civic engagements in schools. He would have greatly apreciated this article.

  8. FX Says:

    since youths are more courageous and dedicated thats`why their small inspirational efforts in the form of active citizenship, can be resulted in revolutionized change in our society.

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    I agree with that conclusion. It makes sense and thinking of kids who start getting involved at a younger age and it will continue through their whole lives.

  12. Nachhilfe Hamburg Says:

    Early training and engagement should be very helpful. Did the author only talk about youth or did mention an age as well where he “sees youth as well-rounded citizens capable of engaging in civil, political, and problem-solving activities, both individually and socially”?

  13. HID Xenon Says:

    If they are educated about the present conditions prevailed in the world, it not only trains their minds to take an active role in future but also makes them the responsible citizens capable of guiding the whole human family in the right direction.

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    Well, Napolian Hill was a big believer in civic engagements in schools. He would have greatly apreciated this article.

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    Education is very important especially the kids. This is their foundation to their success in life. It will be good is they are also in civic engagement.

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    In our place, children and youth are involved in civics and community services in which are supervised by the teachers and parents. This kind of activities can build confidence to the youth in helping develop the society. The youth are educated and at the same time are helping community services.

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    Really nice study, i’ve downloaded it…

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    Young people must vote…

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    Agreed most people not just the youth respond well to being given responsability, its when peole are ignored that thing go wrong.

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    Not only will the future leaders of American make important political and environmental decisions, but they will also lead us to a better healthier way of living, with both interpersonal skills and relations as well.

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