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How do youth develop long-lasting habits of civic engagement?

What We’re Learning

Elizabeth Hollander and Cathy Burack

How Young People Develop Long-Lasting Habits of Civic Engagement:  A Conversation on Building a Research Agenda

In 2008, the Spencer Foundation was in the process of defining a new research initiative to learn how young people develop a life long commitment to civic engagement. (The Spencer Foundation is uniquely devoted to funding research about education.) During this same year, from February through June, Elizabeth Hollander was invited to come to the foundation as a residential fellow. Hollander, formerly the ten year Executive Director of Campus Compact, has a deep interest in this subject. She sought to use part of her fellowship to assist the Foundation in gaining knowledge about what the field of youth civic engagement already knows, and needs to learn, about educating students for life long civic engagement...

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