No Backpacks versus Drugs and Murder: The Promise and Complexity of Youth Civic Action Research

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Discipline 1 Educational research
Discipline 2 Political science
Publication Title No Backpacks versus Drugs and Murder: The Promise and Complexity of Youth Civic Action Research
Description In this article Beth C. Rubin and Brian F. Hayes describe the results of a year-long research project that incorporated a new approach to civic learning into public high school social studies classrooms. They explore how students' disparate experiences with civic life shape civic identity development in complex and challenging ways across two distinct contexts. They offer a fully elaborated conceptualization of civic learning in settings of "congruence" and "disjuncture" and describe how the practice of connecting students' lives and experiences to the curriculum through civic action research, while promising, can also create dilemmas for both students and educators.
Publication Year 2010
Publication Author Brian Hayes, Beth Rubin
Publication Type Study
Publisher Harvard Educational Review
Major Funders
Publication Link https://www.researchgate.net/publication/279741918_No_Backpacks_versus_Drugs_and_Murder_The_Promise_and_Complexity_of_Youth_Civic_Action_Research