Democracy for some: The civic opportunity gap in high school

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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 Year 2008
Publication Author Joseph Kahne, Ellen Middaugh
Publication Type Study
Publisher CIRCLE
Major Funders Carnegie Corporation of New York, Annenberg Foundation, W.R. Hearst Foundation
Publication Link https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED503646.pdf