|Sherrod, Lonnie R. / Torney-Purta, Judith / Flanagan, Constance A.|
Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth
2010. 706 Pages, Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-470-52274-5 - John Wiley & Sons
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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.
From the contents
Preface: Promoting Research on Youth Civic Engagement (Lonnie Sherrod, Judith Torney-Purta, and Constance Flanagan).
Introduction: Research on the Development of Citizenship: A Field Comes of Age (Lonnie Sherrod, Judith Torney-Purta, and Constance Flanagan).
Section I. Multidisciplinary Research: Conceptual and International Perspectives
1 Toward a Political Theory of Political Socialization of Youth (Hugh McIntosh and James Youniss).
2 A Political Science Perspective on Socialization Research: Young Nordic Citizens in a Comparative Light (Erik Amnå and Pär Zetterberg).
3 The Sources of Adolescent Activism: Historical and Contemporary Findings (Daniel Hart and Rebecca Lakin Gullan).
4 Youth Civic Engagement in the Developing World: Challenges and Opportunities (Ronald Kassimir and Constance Flanagan).
5 Youth Civic Engagement: Normative Issues (Peter Levine and Ann Higgins-D'Alessandro).
6 Youth Civic Engagement in Mexico (Fernando Reimers and Sergio Cardenas).
7 Citizenship Education: A Critical Look at a Contested Field (Helen Haste).
Section II. Growing into Citizenship: Development, Socialization, and Diversity
8 The Relation Between Developmental Theory and Measures of Civic Engagement in Research on Adolescents (Britt Wilkenfeld, James Lauckhardt, and Judith Torney-Purta).
9 Social Cognitive Development and Adolescent Civic Engagement (Aaron Metzger and Judith G. Smetana).
10 Early Childhood as a Foundation for Civic Engagement (Jennifer Astuto and Martin D. Ruck).
11 Civic Engagement During the Transition to Adulthood: Developmental Opportunities and Social Policies at a Critical Juncture (Andrea Finlay, Laura Wray-Lake, and Constance Flanagan).
12 Schools and Social Trust (Constance Flanagan, Tara Stoppa, Amy K. Syvertsen, and Michael Stout).
13 The Civic Empowerment Gap: Defining the Problem and Locating Solutions (Meira Levinson).
14 Communication and Education: Creating Competence for Socialization into Public Life (Jack McLeod, Dhavan Shah, Diana Hess, and Nam-Jin Lee).
15 Changing Citizen Identity and the Rise of a Participatory Media Culture (W. Lance Bennett, Deen Freelon, and Chris Wells).
16 Immigrant Youth in the United States: Coming of Age Among Diverse Civic Cultures (Lene Arnett Jensen, Clark University).
17 The Civic Life of Latina/o Immigrant Youth: Challenging Boundaries and Creating Safe Spaces (Hinda Seif).
18 LGBT Politics, Youth Activism, and Civic Engagement (Stephen T. Russell, Russell B. Toomey, Jason Crockett, and Carolyn Laub).
Section III. Methodological and Measurement Issues in Studying Youth Civic Engagement
19 A Conceptual Framework and Multimethod Approach for Research on Political Socialization and Civic Engagement (Judith Torney-Purta, Jo-Ann Amadeo, and Molly W. Andolina).
20 Political Agency and Empowerment: Pathways for Developing A Sense of Political Efficacy in Young Adults (Elizabeth Beaumont).
21 The Transdisciplinary Nature of Citizenship and Civic/Political Engagement Evaluation (Ann Higgins-D'Alessandro).
22 Conceptualizing and Evaluating the Complexities of Youth Civic Engagement (Charmagne Campbell-Patton and Michael Quinn Patton).
23 Critical Youth Engagement: Participatory Action Research and Organizing (Madeline Fox, Kavitha Mediratta, Jessica Ruglis, Brett Stoudt, Seema Shah, and Michelle Fine).
24 Informed Social Reflection: Its Development and Importance for Adolescents' Civic Engagement (Robert L. Selman and Janet Kwok).