Promising Practices for Personal and Social Responsibility
AAC&U’s Core Commitments initiative recently released a new web publication summarizing national research findings about the relationship between particular educational practices and outcomes related to personal and social responsibility. “Promising Practices for Personal and Social Responsibility: Findings from a National Research Collaborative” is available for free download at www.aacu.org/core_commitments/publications.cfm.
ETS Report on Civic Engagement and Education
In a recently released report, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) calls for educational leadership to address gaps in civic knowledge and participation currently afflicting American society. The report, titled “Fault Lines in Our Democracy: Civic Knowledge, Voting Behavior, and Civic Engagement in the United States,” points to distressing findings about students’ low levels of civic knowledge and troubling correlations between educational level and civic engagement. To download a copy, visit www.ets.org/s/research/19386/.