From November 7 to 9, 1993, the Walt Whitman Center hosted the second of two working conferences convened to produce a civic skills assessment instrument.* The working group meetings are a central component of a collaboration by the Whitman Center and The Surdna Foundation, Inc. with additional support from The Markle Foundation designed to produce a civic skills assessment instrument that will be useful for measuring civic attitudes and behaviors within the context of a wide variety of civic experiences including education, based service learning programs and service corps. With most participants attending both meeting, the two conferences brought together in total47 scholars, community activists and representatives from foundations and government to assist in the development of civic skills assessment (Paticipant Lists Attached, pp. 13-17).
Walt Whitman Center for the Culture and Politics of Democracy, "Civic Skills Assessment: A Critical Examination Working Group Summary Report" (1993). Conference Proceedings. 6.