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NWP to Develop Rubric for Spencer Civics Initiative

Publication: Campus Technology
Date: November 4, 2015

Summary: NWP is one of five research teams awarded a grant from the Spencer Foundation's New Civics Initiative to develop first-of-their-kind measures of civic and political engagement. Our team will develop a rubric to aid educators in using teaching methods that help students write more effectively for civic purposes.

 

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A multi-institutional research project will explore how to measure the quality of youth civic and political engagement, whether face-to-face, in writing or online. The study will delve into such questions as how well young people can verify what's true or not on the Internet, how often they use divisive dialog or abusive commentary when discussing political topics and how much empathy and understanding they have for others with different viewpoints and from different backgrounds.

The $2 million effort is being funded by the Spencer Foundation, whose mission is to fund projects that investigate ways to improve education around the world."

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