Democracy for some: The civic opportunity gap in high school
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|Discipline 1||Educational research|
|Publication Title||Democracy for some: The civic opportunity gap in high school|
|Description||In our study of high school civic opportunities, we found that a student’s race and academic track, and a school’s average socioeconomic status (SES) determines the availability of the school-based civic learning opportunities that promote voting and broader forms of civic engagement. High school students attending higher SES schools, those who are college-bound, and white students get more of these opportunities than low-income students, those not heading to college, and students of color. The study is based on surveys of more than 2,500 California juniors and seniors over a two-year
period (2005-2007) as well as on analysis of a nationally representative data set of more 2,811 9th graders.
|Publication Author||Joseph Kahne, Ellen Middaugh|
|Major Funders||Carnegie Corporation of New York, Annenberg Foundation, W.R. Hearst Foundation|