Engaging youth in civic life has become a central concern to a broad array of researchers in a variety of academic fields as well to policy makers and practitioners globally. This book is both international and multidisciplinary, consisting of three sections that respectively cover conceptual issues, developmental and educational topics, and methodological and measurement issues. Broad in its coverage of topics, this book supports scholars, philanthropists, business leaders, government officials, teachers, parents, and community practitioners in their drive to engage more young people in community and civic actions.For those ages 23 and 24, who would have been of voting age in those elections, reported voting rates were 75% in 2000 and 72% in ... For instance, few people discussed politics with others or had an interest in what the government does.
|Title||:||Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth|
|Author||:||Lonnie R. Sherrod, Judith Torney-Purta, Constance A. Flanagan|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2010-07-30|