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U.S. Civics Instruction: Content and Teaching Strategies

August 28th, 2007
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August 2007

by Mark Hugo Lopez & Emily Hoban Kirby


A new CIRCLE fact sheet presents previously unreleased evidence from the 2006 CPHS survey about the themes emphasized in civics classes as well as the teaching strategies teachers employ in civics instruction. The research shows that government and civics classes continue to focus on traditional themes. Furthermore, it confirms previous research that a “civic achievement gap” exists– students of different racial/ethnic backgrounds and educational aspirations receive different types of civic instruction.

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