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

January 2010 Edition of CIRCLE’s Quarterly Newsletter Available

The January edition (v7. i1) of CIRCLE’s quarterly newsletter, Around the CIRCLE, can be downloaded from here. The newsletter includes a variety of articles including: Volunteering Eases Return to Civilian Life for Young Veterans Volunteering Among Non-College Youth and Youth of Immigrant Origin Youth Turnout Down in New Jersey, About the Same in Virginia, Compared Read More >

January 12th, 2010
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FEATURED: Civic Engagement and Educational Progress in Young Adulthood

by Andrea Finlay and Connie Flanagan September 2009 In CIRCLE working paper (#67) and factsheet “Civic Engagement and Educational Progress in Young Adulthood”, the authors find that young adults (those between the ages of 16 and 30 at baseline) who make academic progress over a four-year period are also more likely to participate in civic Read More >

September 21st, 2009
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National Conference on Citizenship 2009 Civic Health Index finds civic engagement under stress in the recession

The National Conference on Citizenship has released its annual Civic Health Index report for 2009, entitled Civic Health in Hard Times (pdf). As in past years, CIRCLE contributed to the design and analysis of the national survey that was the basis of the study and helped with the writing of the report. In addition to Read More >

September 2nd, 2009
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Sept 2009 (v6.i2) Edition of Around the CIRCLE

A new edition of the CIRCLE quarterly newsletter is available here. If you do not currently receive hard copies of the CIRCLE newsletter and would like to please email Emily Kirby at Emily.Kirby@Tufts.edu. Articles: The Youth Vote 2008 The Changing Transition to Adulthood Millennials Most Progressive Generation in 50 years Considering the Role of Context Read More >

August 18th, 2009
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FEATURED: New CIRCLE Working Paper on K12 Civic Education

by Britt Wilkenfeld June 2009 CIRCLE releases a new working paper (#64) “Does Context Matter? How the Family, Peer, School, and Neighborhood  Contexts Relate to Adolescents’ Civic Engagement” Report Summary: A new CIRCLE Working Paper (#64) by Britt Wilkenfeld examines the effects of several systems of influence (schools, families, neighborhoods, etc) on civic outcomes.  The Read More >

June 1st, 2009
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