The Civic Mission of Schools

CIRCLE: The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement

Written and endorsed by a distinguished and diverse group of more than 50 scholars and practitioners, The Civic Mission of Schools summarizes the evidence in favor of civic education in K-12 schools; analyzes trends in political and civic engagement; identifies promising approaches to civic education; and offers recommendations to educators, policymakers, funders, researchers, and others.

Subject Area
  • leadership development, civics, political science
Delivery Area
  • school based
Outcome Area
  • civic engagement
Participant Area
  • student
  • educator
  • school
  • community
Age Area
  • elementary (6-11 years old)
  • middle school (12-14 years old)
  • high school (14-18 years old)