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

Volunteering Eases Return to Civilian Life for Young Veterans

November 2009 Tisch College, Medford/Somerville, Mass. – Recent veterans who have volunteered since returning to the United States show a better adjustment to civilian life than their fellow returned servicemen and women who have not volunteered, according to a new report issued in time for Veterans Day. The report shows that volunteering helps bolster ties Read More >

November 11th, 2009
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FEATURED: Spiral of Rebellion: Conflict Seeking of Democratic Adolescents in Republican Counties

by Michael McDevitt November 2009 A study of adolescents living in red and blue counties during the 2006 midterm elections shows a striking pattern of Democratic youth thriving in political expression and debate when exposed to Republican ideological climates.  Democratic adolescents were more likely to talk with parents and friends about politics, disagree openly, test Read More >

November 9th, 2009
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Diana Hess, Controversy in the Classroom

March 2009 University of Wisconsin Professor Diana Hess has published Controversy in the Classroom: The Democratic Power of Discussion (Routledge, 2009). The longitudinal study of high school students that is a major source of data for this book was partly funded by CIRCLE. Hess argues that planned, moderated discussions of controversial issues teach essential democratic Read More >

Categories: K-12 Civic Education
March 31st, 2009
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The Millennial Pendulum

February 18, 2009 CIRCLE Director Peter Levine, along with Constance Flanagan and Les Gallay of Penn State University, authored a new report “The Millennial Pendulum: A New Generation of Voters and the Prospects for a Political Realignment.”  The report was funded by the New American Foundation and was officially announced at an event on February Read More >

February 17th, 2009
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Abby Kiesa at “After the Votes are Counted”

http://ase.tufts.edu/macc/events.htm#teachingdemoc Teaching for Democracy After the Votes are Counted November 17, 2008 | 10 am – 3 pm Rehm Library, Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Categories: Research Topics
November 4th, 2008
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