New Paper: Schoolwide Democratic Deliberation and Community Service

Posted on April 05, 2010

Schoolwide Democratic Deliberation May Help to Increase Community Service Participation Among Students of All Backgrounds

“CIRCLE Working Paper #70” describes a five-year evaluation of a high school program designed to encourage schoolwide democratic deliberation.  The intervention involved, in part, organizing the school into clusters of 100 to 150 students that met for one hour each week to discuss governance and other school-related issues, perform community service, and pursue other cluster-related activities.  The researchers, Hugh McIntosh, Sheldon Berman, and James Youniss, found that over the five-year evaluation, the rate of participation in community service increased by 23 percentage points.

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