Civic Education: What Makes Students Learn

Civic Education: What Makes Students Learn

by Richard G. Niemi, Jane Junn
ISBN-10:
0300107447
ISBN-13:
9780300107449
Pub. Date:
06/01/2005
Publisher:
Yale University Press

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Civic Education: What Makes Students Learn

This important book takes a fresh look at what America's high school seniors know about government and politics and how they learn it. "In this timely and persuasive book, Niemi and Junn provide the best evidence to date that civic education does make a difference in political learning and that certain curricular aspects facilitate that learning. First rate." -- M. Kent Jennings, UCSB

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300107449
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 864,924
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
1 Civic Education and Students' Knowledge
1(23)
2 What High School Students Know (and Don't Know) about Civics
24(28)
3 How Students Learn about Government: The Exposure-Selection Model
52(9)
4 Exposure to Learning: Civic Instruction
61(30)
5 Selection and Retention
91(26)
6 What Makes Students Learn
117(30)
7 The Future of Civic Education
147(14)
Appendix A Design of the 1988 NAEP Civics Assessment 161(3)
Appendix B Public-Release Questions from the 1988 NAEP Civics Assessment 164(5)
Appendix C Standard Errors for Chapters 2, 4, and 5 169(4)
Appendix D Student Background Questionnaire from the 1988 NAEP Civics Assessment 173(3)
Appendix E Coding and Distribution of Variables Used in the Multivariate Analysis and Supplementary Regression Results 176(7)
Notes 183(8)
References 191(10)
Index 201

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