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

CIRCLE Launches Online Seminar to Discuss Youth Engagement Report

To enhance and broaden the discussions around the report of our Commission on Youth Voting and Civic Knowledge, we have developed a FREE, five-week, open online seminar that will extend research and recommendations from the report.

December 6th, 2013
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Special Issue of Liberal Education

The most recent  issue of Liberal Education (a journal of the American Association of Colleges and Universities) is devoted to “Civic Engagement and Psychosocial Well-Being” (vol. 97, no 2). It includes an article by CIRCLE director Peter Levine entitled “What Do We Know about Civic Engagement?” Former CIRCLE advisory board member and frequent collaborator Barry Read More >

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August 12th, 2011
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Justice Souter at CIRCLE

On May 16, U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter (retired) and Susan Leahy, the president of the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society, visited CIRCLE’s offices at Tufts University to discuss civic education in New Hampshire. Justice Souter has written and spoken publicly about the need to revive civic education in order to protect constitutional principles—including Read More >

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May 25th, 2011
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Not Quite Adults

Richard Settersten and Barbara E. Ray have published Not Quite Adults: Why 20-Somethings Are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood and Why It’s Good for Everyone (Bantam 2010). Their book is a product of the MacArthur Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood and Public Policy, an ambitious collaborative project that also yielded, among many other Read More >

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April 28th, 2011
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Working Paper 54: Improving Textbooks as a Way to Foster Civic Understanding and Engagement

by Marilyn Chambliss, Wendy Richardson, Judith Torney-Purta, and Britt Wilkenfeld April 2007 “In this paper we describe a recent study in which tenth graders who had parent permission were randomly assigned to read one of three types of passages about direct and representative democracy. After reading, all students responded to the same tasks to measure Read More >

April 2nd, 2007
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