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Race, Gender, and Immigrant Status

This series of research products addresses youth civic engagement indicators based on race, ethnicity, gender and immigrant status.

RSSRace, Gender, and Immigrant Status

Young Women Drive Youth Turnout

Recently, we posted new analysis connecting young women’s early civic opportunities to future political leadership. We also posted initial voting statistics for young women and men, showing that young women’s turnout in the 2012 election exceeded young men’s by seven percentage points. Since 1972, when 18- and 19-year-olds won the right to vote, young women Read More >

May 21st, 2013
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New CIRCLE Fact Sheet: Civic Engagement and Political Leadership Among Women – a Call for Solutions

On Monday we posted a summary of comments made by Dr. Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, CIRCLE’s Lead Researcher, at a White House Conference on Girls’ Leadership and Civic Education. Today we are posting an accompanying fact sheet and a prezi presentation, and in the coming weeks we will present more analysis of electoral participation among young women Read More >

May 9th, 2013
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Turning Engagement into Civic & Political Leadership among Young Women

A few weeks ago, CIRCLE Lead Researcher, Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, presented at a White House gathering on Girls’ Leadership and Civic Education. Persistent gender gaps in public leadership prompt questions about how we educate, entertain and engage young people – especially women – in civic leadership roles. Girls and young women are ahead of their male Read More >

May 7th, 2013
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Women are Committed Civic Actors but We Still Have Much to Go

This is the first in a series of posts about women and civic engagement. Last Monday, CIRCLE Lead Researcher, Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, spoke at a White House conference on girls’ leadership and civic education. The purpose of the conference was to discuss how to close the gender gap in public leadership by educating and engaging young Read More >

May 6th, 2013
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Discussion, Debate, and Simulations Boost Students’ Civic Knowledge, But Gaps Remain

Ten years ago, the Civic Mission of Schools report (Gibson & Levine, 2003) clarified goals of civic education and identified six “promising practices” of civic education pedagogy. Three of these practices were measured on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Civics test in 2010: discussing current events, debating current issues (including controversies), and participating Read More >

April 30th, 2013
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