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

Building the Case for Action Civics

Today, CIRCLE released Working Paper #78, “Building an Evidence-Based Practice of Action Civics: The Current State of Assessments and Recommendations for the Future” by Jessica Gingold, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Gingold assembles evidence for “action civics” as a field and describes the organizations that engage youth in (or assess) action civics programs. She examines Read More >

August 14th, 2013
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FEATURED: The Engaged Citizen Index: Examining the Racial and Ethnic Civic and Political Engagement Gaps of Young Adults

By Rebecca Jacobsen and Tamara Wilder Linkow February 2012 In CIRCLE Working Paper 74, Rebecca Jacobsen and Tamara Wilder Linkow construct a composite index of engaged citizenship indicators for young adults that incorporates 40 variables weighted according to the input of a panel of experts. The resulting Engaged Citizen Index reveals significant racial and ethnic Read More >

February 23rd, 2012
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Guardian of Democracy: Successor Report to the Civic Mission of Schools

In 2003, CIRCLE and Carnegie Corporation of New York jointly produced an important report entitled The Civic Mission of Schools that was widely covered in the press and launched the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, the nation’s leading advocacy campaign in civics. Today, the Campaign has issued a successor report (to which CIRCLE Read More >

September 15th, 2011
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Black Youth Civic Engagement

I am at the Open Society Foundation in Washington, DC for a convening on Black Youth Civic Engagement, which has drawn many of the leading experts and activists on African American young people and politics. The CIRCLE PowerPoint that I presented provides an overview of this issue from our perspective. African American Youth Here is Read More >

Categories: CIRCLE Blog
July 7th, 2011
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Civic Education in the Federal Budget

(CIRCLE staff have begun to blog on our homepage, providing regular snippets of information from our own research and others in the field.) Today, we learned the following about the budget deal negotiated by the White House and Congress: Learn & Serve America, the program within the Corporation for National and Community Service that funds Read More >

Categories: Research Topics
April 12th, 2011
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