SOURCES FOR THE MEETING ON ADOLESCENT YOUTH AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

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We have created a list of related and readings which is available either as a direct link or a downloadable PDF document. Please note that while we have tried to maintain the links to most of these readings, some of the links might not work.

Note: this is only a description of some of the issues and ideas considered. For our official set of recommendations, see our BetterTogether report.

Putnam, Robert. Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. Simon and Schuster: New York, NY, 2000. [especially chapters 14 and 17]

Background/Overview

Astin, Alexander. “College Entrants: Important Life Goals” from The American Freshman Surveys. University of California at Los Angeles: Higher Education Research Institute, 1966-1995.

Annie E. Casey Foundation. Kids Count USA Profile, Baltimore, MD: 1997. http://www.aecf.org/aeckids.htm

Monitoring the Future. National Substance Abuse Surveys. “Activities of High Schoolers” University of Michigan 1975-1995.
______ “Frequency of Participating in Community Affairs or Volunteer
Work Among High School Seniors 1975-1995.” University of Michigan. For more information on Monitoring the Future: http://www.isr.umich.edu/src/mtf/index.html

National Commission on Civic Renewal. Summary Document. College Park, MD. (July 9, 1997): see especially pp. 17. For more information on the National Commission on Civic Renewal, call 301-405-2790.

National Election Studies. "Off-Year Turnout: 1958-1994" Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, Center for Political Studies [producer and distributor], 1995-1998. http://www.umich.edu/~nes/
______"Presidential Turnout: 1952-1996." Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, Center for Political Studies [producer and distributor], 1995-1998. http://www.umich.edu/~nes/

Public Agenda. Kids These Days: What America Really Think About the Next Generation. (1997): 7, 21-28, 35. (http://www.publicagenda.org/)

National Center for Health Statistics. Federal Inter-Agency Forum on Child & Family Statistics. “America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being.” Hyattsville, Maryland: July 1997. http://www.cdc.gov/nchswww/about/otheract/children/child.htm

U.S. Dept of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88). “Community Service Performed by High School Seniors.” (October 1995). Government Document NCES 95-743. For more informations, call: 202-219-1777.

U.S. Dept of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88). Trends Among High School Seniors, 1972-1992.” (1995): 31-32.

Youniss, James, Jeffrey A. McLellan, and Miranda Yates. “What We Know About Engendering Civic Identity.” American Behavioral Scientist 40, 5 (March/April 1997): 620-631.

Schools

Bryk, Anthony, Lee and Holland. Catholic School & the Common Good. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993, see especially pp. 6-11, 126-139, 274-285.

City on a Hill Annual Report 1996-1997, City on a Hill School, Boston, MA. http://www.doe.mass.edu/cs.www/cs.cityonahill.html

Darlington, Joy. “Let Students Teach Students, Say Advocates of Simple But Effective School Reform.” American News Service. Brattleboro, VT. http://www.americannews.com. February 9, 1996.

Meier, Deborah. The Power of Their Ideas. Boston: Beacon Press, 1995. see especially pp 28-37, 47-63.

Wood, George H. Schools that Work: Americas Most Innovative Public Education Programs. NY: Dutton, 1992. see especially pp. 51-66.

Non-School Organized Activity

American Youth Policy Forum, “Some Things Do Make a Difference for Youth: A Compendium of Youth Programs and Practices.” see especially pp. 117-119. Washington, DC. http://www.aypf.org/pr11.htm

Boyte, Harry and Nancy Kari. “A Commonwealth of Freedom.” Policy Review 86 (Nov/Dec 1997). Also available at: http://www.heritage.org/heritage/p_review/nov97/freedom.html

Cahill, Michele. “Youth Development and Community Development: Promises and Challenges or Convergence.” Youth Development Institute, Fund for the City of New York. 1997.

Clampitt, Robert and Stephen Silha. “A Voice and the Courage to use it: 20 Years of Children’s Express.” Media Studies Journal (Fall 1994).

Wynn, Joan R. “Bike Shops, Tumbling Teams, and Other Primary Supports: Opportunities for Learning and Civic Life.” University of Chicago. Unpublished manuscript, May 1996.

Enabling Conditions

Anderson, Elijah. “Old Heads as a Form of Social Capital: 1966-1996.” (unpublished manuscript). University of Pennsylvania, 1994.

Condry, John. “Thief of Time, Unfaithful Servant: Television and the American Child.” Daedalus (Winter 1993): 259-278..

DiIulio, John. “Bring Back Shotgun Weddings.” The Weekly Standard (October 21, 1996): 15-17.

Horn, Wade F. “Government Can’t Buy You Love” Policy Review (Spring 1993): 72-77.

Katz, Jon. “The Media’s War on Kids.” Rolling Stone (November 25, 1993) 47-49, 150.

Zoglin, Richard. “The Tuned-Out Generation: A New survey reveals that Young People are Ignoring the News.” Time (July 9, 1990): 64.

Additional Sources

Akerlof, George and Janet Yellen. “Why Kids Have Kids.” Slate (Nov. 15, 1996). http://www.slate.com/Features/TeenPregnancy/TeenPregnancy.asp

Dewar, Tom. “El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice: A Case Study of Building Social Capital.” Rainbow Research (1994) Minneapolis, MN; For more inforamtion, call 612-824-0724.

Dionne, E. J. et al. (Editors). United We Serve: National Service and the Future of Citizenship. (Brookings Institution Press, 2003)

Gonzalez, David. “Going Ahead, Grounded in Reality.” New York Times, June 28, 1997: pp. 23.

Hulbert, Ann. “So’s Your Old Man: The Problem with Teen Bashing Today.” Slate (Nov. 4, 1996). http://www.slate.com/HomeFires/96-11-04/HomeFires.asp

Kakutani, Michiko. “Adolescence Rules!” New York Times Sunday Magazine (May 11, 1997): 22.

Lightfoot, Sara Lawrence. The Good High School: Portraits of Character and Culture. NY: Basic Books, 1985.

Schorr, Lisbeth. Common Purpose: Strengthening Families and Neighborhoods to Rebuild America. NY: Doubleday, 1997. see especially pp. 244-292

Wasley, Patricia, Robert Hampel and Richard Clark. Kids and School Reform. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997.

Wilson, William Julius. “When Work Disappears: The New Challenge Facing Families and Children in America’s Inner Cities.” Address to Annual Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, April 4, 1997, Washington, D.C. http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/SRCD/srcdhome.html



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