CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
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In-depth analysis on a particular issue in the field of civic engagement can be found in CIRCLE’s working papers.

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March 31st, 2014
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Reforming Civic Education: Three Case Studies

Today, we release a short fact sheet that describes three recent civic education policy changes. We also release a longer paper that takes an initial look at the process behind each proposal and some of the issues faced by the educators tasked with implementing them.

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March 17th, 2014
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August 14th, 2013
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March 27th, 2013
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December 19th, 2012
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February 23rd, 2012
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FEATURED: Extracurricular Activities May Increase Likelihood of Voting

CIRCLE Working Paper #73 finds that participation in extracurricular activities, in general, promotes voting, though some activities (notably, some sports) decrease it.

September 8th, 2010
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FEATURED: The Classroom-Kitchen Table Connection: The Effects of Political Discussion on Youth Knowledge and Efficacy

CIRCLE Working Paper #72 addresses whether efforts to systematically incorporate media into school curricula increases several elements of civic engagement, including students’ media use, political knowledge or their sense of being able to understand and influence politics (internal political efficacy)

September 8th, 2010
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FEATURED: Youth Attitudes Toward Civility in Politics

In a recent report entitled, Nastiness, Name-calling & Negativity: The Allegheny College Survey of Civility and Compromise in American Politics, the authors found that average citizens are upset about incivility, although they differ by ideology, gender, and media use. “CIRCLE Working Paper #71″ focuses on the newest generation of voters,

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August 30th, 2010
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March 16th, 2010
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December 2nd, 2009
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November 9th, 2009
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September 21st, 2009
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September 20th, 2009
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August 26th, 2009
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December 17th, 2008
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September 21st, 2008
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February 27th, 2008
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August 28th, 2007
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August 23rd, 2007
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July 18th, 2007
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April 2nd, 2007
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January 31st, 2007
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January 21st, 2007
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January 20th, 2007
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October 31st, 2006
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August 31st, 2006
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July 19th, 2006
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March 19th, 2006
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February 18th, 2006
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December 31st, 2005
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October 31st, 2005
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September 3rd, 2005
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September 2nd, 2005
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September 1st, 2005
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August 31st, 2005
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August 4th, 2005
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August 3rd, 2005
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July 31st, 2005
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June 19th, 2005
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April 15th, 2005
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April 2nd, 2005
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April 1st, 2005
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March 31st, 2005
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February 20th, 2005
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January 31st, 2005
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January 15th, 2005
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December 31st, 2004
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November 1st, 2004
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October 31st, 2004
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September 3rd, 2004
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September 2nd, 2004
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August 31st, 2004
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August 3rd, 2004
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August 1st, 2004
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July 31st, 2004
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June 29th, 2004
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April 3rd, 2004
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March 31st, 2004
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October 31st, 2003
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August 31st, 2003
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July 31st, 2003
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April 15th, 2003
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Working Paper 05: Promoting Positive Citizenship: Priming Youth for Action

In working paper #5, authors hypothesize that influences in early adolescence lead to civic engagement in late adolescence. Civic engagement in late adolescence then leads to civic engagement in young adulthood.

April 1st, 2003
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March 31st, 2003
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March 31st, 2003
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March 30th, 2003
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March 29th, 2003
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