The Social Studies
Introduction of participatory learning program in school civic education increases student awareness and improves communication skills through active participation in community services. Citizen Education Clearing House (CECH) programs which include the election, the Missouri state government, and the metropolitan issues program, enable students to improve their basic knowledge of election procedures and awareness of youth violence. A study of students from different racial and academic backgrounds who participated in these programs, reveals that participation leads to better civic education.
Kim, Simon; Parks, B. Sue; and Beckerman, Marvin, "Effects of participatory learning programs in middle and high school civic education" (1996). School K-12. 28.