FEATURED: The Classroom-Kitchen Table Connection: The Effects of Political Discussion on Youth Knowledge and Efficacy
CIRCLE Working Paper #72 addresses whether efforts to systematically incorporate media into school curricula increases several elements of civic engagement, including students’ media use, political knowledge or their sense of being able to understand and influence politics (internal political efficacy)
Abby Kiesa and Emily Kirby will facilitate a workshop – The 2008 Election and College Students: What Happened and What We Can Do to Keep Students Engaged. http://www.aascu.org/meetings/adp09/
The 2008 National Conference on Citizenship, with a keynote speech by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, will feature the third annual “America’s Civic Health Index” report, written by CIRCLE and the NCoC. CIRCLE staff will attend. Click here to read the press release.
CIRCLE Director Peter Levine is the keynote speaker at a University of Wisconsin Extension conference intended for teachers. The subject is “Learning Opportunities: Teaching About Election 08 in K-12 Classrooms.” More information here.
FEATURED: CIRCLE Working Paper 60: The Informed Political Participation of Young Canadians and Americans
by Henry Milner May 2008 Political knowledge is an important precondition of voting and other forms of political participation. Both knowledge and participation have declined among young people in many industrialized democracies. Comparative analysis is important for understanding the causes of these declines and proposing reforms. This paper is based on the results of CIRCLE’s Read More >