How Deliberating Controversial Issues in High School Courses Influences Civic Learning and Participation
Teaching young people how to deliberate about important domestic and international controversial issues is often recommended as a promising approach to civic education. Current research data about the effectiveness of such instruction, however, is inadequate, and some findings are contradictory. This study investigates whether deliberating controversial issues as a form of democracy education may effectively advance high school students' civic learning engagement while they are high school and after graduation.
FundingResearch on K-12 Civic Education Program of the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE)
StatusCompleted on July 31, 2006
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