Departmental Papers (ASC)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

11-2007

Publication Source

American Journal of Education

Volume

114

Issue

1

Start Page

75

Last Page

100

DOI

10.1086/520692

Abstract

School‐based civic education is increasingly recognized as an effective means for increasing political awareness and participation in American youth. This study examines the Student Voices curriculum, implemented in 22 Philadelphia high schools, to assess program activities that mediate gains in outcomes linked to future political participation (following of politics, political knowledge, and political efficacy). The results indicate that class deliberative discussions, community projects, and informational use of the Internet produce favorable outcomes that build over the course of two semesters. Effects were comparable for both white and nonwhite students.

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Date Posted: 11 July 2014

This document has been peer reviewed.