21. The Transdisciplinary Nature of Citizenship and Civic/Political Engagement Evaluation

  1. Lonnie R. Sherrod,
  2. Judith Torney-Purta and
  3. Constance A. Flanagan
  1. Ann Higgins-D'alessandro

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470767603.ch21

Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth

Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth

How to Cite

Higgins-D'alessandro, A. (2010) The Transdisciplinary Nature of Citizenship and Civic/Political Engagement Evaluation, in Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth (eds L. R. Sherrod, J. Torney-Purta and C. A. Flanagan), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470767603.ch21

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470522745

Online ISBN: 9780470767603

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Keywords:

  • transdisciplinary;
  • civic education processes;
  • evaluation strategies;
  • multimethod studies;
  • measurement development;
  • civic education outcomes;
  • service learning;
  • interactive approaches;
  • program theories;
  • evaluator expertise

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Growing Recognition of the Importance of Evaluation Research: A Brief History of Public Policy and Research in the United States

  • A Brief History of the Social Contract Between Science and Society

  • Summary of Robust Research Findings

  • National Efforts to Strengthen Citizenship Education

  • Current Examples of Evaluation Research in Civic Education and Engagement

  • Conclusions

  • Evaluation in the Field of Citizenship Education

  • Conclusions

  • Building Evaluation Capacity

  • Chapter Summary