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

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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The Civic Mission of Schools: A Review of the Research

In February of 2003, Carnegie Corporation of New York and CIRCLE issued a major report on the state of K-12 civic education, The Civic Mission of Schools (CMS). Seven years later, the report continues to inspire a well defined research agenda and an advocacy campaign by the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools and Read More >

April 19th, 2010
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Peter Levine at AERA

CIRCLE director Peter Levine will speak on a presidential panel at the American Education Research Association in San Diego. The panel title is “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Democratic Citizenship, Civic Learning, and Youth Political Participation.”

Categories: Research Topics
March 21st, 2009
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In Use: The Civic Mission of Schools Report

This article presents three examples of how the CMS report is being used in planning, research and teacher preparation. The first example shows how schools and districts can use the report for planning. The second example presents a research project that tested the report’s “six promising approaches” to civic education. And the third example illustrates Read More >

October 19th, 2007
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Civics Curriculum and Civic Skills: Recent Evidence

by Melissa K. Comber November 2003 Based on IEA Civic Education study and NHES data from 1999. Reports civics topics studied by 9th graders and tracks students who are required to pay attention to government by grade. Reports relationships between certain civics topics with outcomes and skills. Download “Civics Curriculum and Civic Skills: Recent Evidence.”

May 30th, 2007
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