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 Analysis Reveals Significant Findings about Humanities Network

As part of the national effort, “Humanities at the Crossroads,” CIRCLE collaborated with Indiana Humanities to study the network of public humanities in the Hoosier state. The study considered a wide range of institutions that play essential roles in our civil society. Encompassing museums, public schools, art councils, and cultural centers, these organizations convene citizens and Read More >

Categories: CIRCLE Blog
April 16th, 2014
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New CIRCLE Fact Sheet Describes State Laws, Standards, and Requirements for k-12 Civics

With funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, CIRCLE has analyzed the standards, course requirements, and mandatory assessments relevant to civic education in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. This is the first such scan in 5 years. The full analysis is summarized in our new fact sheet entitled State Civic Education Read More >

October 10th, 2012
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FEATURED: Schoolwide Civic Intervention May Help to Increase Community Service Participation Among Students of All Backgrounds

By Hugh McIntosh, Sheldon Berman, and James Youniss March 2010 “CIRCLE Working Paper #70” describes a five-year evaluation of a high school program designed to encourage schoolwide democratic deliberation.  The intervention involved, in part, organizing the school into clusters of 100 to 150 students that met for one hour each week to discuss governance and Read More >

March 16th, 2010
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FEATURED: Predicting Civic Engagement in Urban High School Students

by Hugh McIntosh & Marco A. Muñoz December 2009  In Working Paper #69, the authors examine the civic engagement outcomes that Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) in  Louisville, KY, has chosen to promote in its students. Using a large sample in an urban school district, the study finds that the most important predictors of youth Read More >

December 2nd, 2009
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CIRCLE at National Conference on Volunteering and Service, San Francisco

CIRCLE will be represented at these two sessions Everybody Can Serve: Widening the Door to Volunteering Tuesday, June 23, 2009 from 3:30-6 PM Moscone West – Room 3001 CIRCLE speaker: Peter Levine Using social media to increase service-learning quality and reach (1158) Date and Time: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CIRCLE Read More >

Categories: Research Topics
June 3rd, 2009
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