Special Issue "Measuring and Evaluating the Effectiveness of Active Citizenship Education Programmes to Support Disadvantaged Youth"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.
Interests: active citizenship education; political trust; quantitative methods
Interests: social inclusion; social interaction; active citizenship
Interests: active citizenship; political engagement; inequalities; citizenship education; political socialisation
Interests: civic values; political engagement; citizenship education; educational tracking
Interests: civic education; political socialization; political psychology; educational policy; social and political polarization
The current Special Issue has been inspired by the Seventh Annual Conference on Citizenship Education that was held in Roehampton University, London on 26–27 September 2019. This conference explored how citizenship education can promote the civic and political engagement of young people, particularly those of disadvantaged backgrounds. Within this broad objective, it is focused on the measurement and evaluation of the effectiveness of active citizenship education programmes. In view of this focus, we welcome papers on any citizenship education and (digital) political voice/engagement related topics. Suggested topics may include: (1) mapping out the distribution of (digital) political voice/engagement in the population and identifying groups of young people who need citizenship education the most; (2) highlighting the ways that any formal or nonformal education programmes can mitigate (or exacerbate) these inequalities; and (3) using experimental or innovative research methods to identify civic learning opportunities that are effective in both enhancing overall levels of and reducing social inequalities in political engagement. With this Special Issue, we hope to contribute to the transfer of recommendations of research on the effectiveness of citizenship education into policy and practice.
Dr. Liyuan Liu
Dr. Steven Donbavand
Professor Bryony Hoskins
Dr. Jan Germen Janmaat
Prof. Dimokritos Kavadias
Manuscript Submission Information
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- active citizenship education programmes
- social inequality
- political participation
- disadvantaged young people
- experimental and innovative research
- educational effectiveness