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NCES 2001072 The Condition of Education, 2001
The Condition of Education summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The report, which is required by law, is an indicator report intended for a general audience of readers who are interested in education. The indicators represent a consensus of professional judgment on the most significant national measures of the condition and progress of education for which accurate data are available. The 2001 print edition includes 59 indicators in six main areas: (1) enrollment trends and student characteristics at all levels of the education system from preprimary education to adult learning; (2) student achievement and the longer term, enduring effects of education; (3) student effort and rates of progress through the educational system among different population groups; (4) the quality of elementary and secondary education in terms of courses taken, teacher characteristics, and other factors; (5) the context of postsecondary education; (6) and societal support for learning, including parental and community support for learning, and public and private financial support of education at all levels. Also in the 2001 edition is a special focus essay on the access, persistence, and success of first-generation students in postsecondary education.
NCES 2000028 Service-Learning and Community Service among 6th- through 12th Grade Students in the United States: 1996 and 1999
This Statistics in Brief examines reports by 6th- through 12th- grade students on community service participation, school practices that promote community service, and service-learning experiences, in relation to student and school characteristics. Results are compared across years using data from the 1996 National Household Education Survey (NHES:1996) and the 1999 National Household Education Survey (NHES:1999).
NCES 1999043 Service-Learning and Community Service in K-12 Public Schools
Service-learning, discussed here in terms of incorporating community service experiences into students' school work, has long been viewed as a positive education reform option. Beginning in the 1970s, educators began paying more attention to this teaching option and the 1990s saw an array of initiatives to help promote the practice. To determine how extensive the practice is, NCES conducted the first national-level study of service-learning in America's K-12 public schools in the spring of 1999. Analysis of this study reveals a number of interesting results including the fact that roughly one-third of these schools have incorporated service-learning to some extent and that most of the schools that have service-learning provide teachers some sort of support to help them integrate service into their curriculum.
NCES 1999007 Indicator of the Month: Community Service Participation of Students in Grades 6-12
In 1996 about one half of students in grades 6-12 participated in community service, with 26 percent participating on a regular basis. Students were more likely to participate if their parents did so.
NCES 1999131 The Civic Development of 9th Through 12th Grade Students in the United States: 1996
Concern that the next generation of Americans may not be willing or able to engage in the democratic process has been growing. The report is designed to study this concern by focusing on five key factors associated with a desire and an ability to participate politically: levels of political knowledge; attention to politics; political participatory skills; degrees of political efficacy; and tolerance of diversity. These are collectively referred to as "measures of civic development" for the purposes of this report. All of the measures of civic development are found in the National Household Education Survey of 1996 Youth Civic Involvement component. The data collected in this survey allow civic development of 9th through 12th grade students to be studied in relation to their demographic characteristics, activities in and out of school, and family and school backgrounds. Of particular interest, because of its prominence in recent educational theory and national dialogues and legislation, is the relationship between students' participation in community service and their civic development.
NCES 98007 Indicator of the Month: Community Service Activities Following High School
Indicator from the Conditon of Education, 1997.
NCES 97426 CD-ROM: 1991, 1993, 1995, and 1996 National Household Education Surveys
The NHES:91/93/95/96 CD-ROM contains the following data files: 1991 Adult Education, Adult File; 1991 Adult Education, Course file; 1991 Preprimary file; 1991 Primary file; 1993 School Readiness file; 1993 School Safety and Discipline file; 1995 Adult Education file; 1995 Early Childhood Program Participation file; 1996 Parent/Family Involvement in Education and Parent Civic Involvement file; 1996 Youth Civic Involvement file; 1996 Adult Civic Involvement file; and 1996 Household and Public Library file. The CD-ROM contains and Electric Codebook (ECB) program that allows researchers to examine the variables in each of the NHES data sets as well as create SAS, SPSS for DOS, and SPSS for Windows programs that generate an extract data file. In addition, the Data File User's Manuals for each of the NHES components, "A Guide to Using Data from the National Household Education Survey", and the "NHES: 91/93/95/96 Electronic Codebook User's Guide" are included on the CD-ROM.
NCES 97331 Student Participation in Community Service Activity
This report examines data from the 1996 National Household Education Survey, Youth Civic Involvement component, in which students in grades 6 through 12 were asked about their participation in community service activities. Additionally, youth were asked about some of the ways that schools might encourage community service participation and integrate it with classroom learning. From these data, one can examine the relationship between community service participation and school practices, as reported by the students. The data also provide information about how participation in community service activities is related to student, family, community, and school characteristics.
NCES 97906 E.D. TAB: Adult Civic Involvement in the United States
This report presents data on the civic involvement of adults in the United States, including sources of information, community and political participation, and attitudes toward government and democratic principles. The data are from the 1996 National Household Education Survey (NHES:96), Adult Civic Involvement component.
NCES 96795 Community Service and Volunteerism (Indicator of the Month)
Drawn from the 1995 Condition of Education, this indicator reports the percentage of the population 25 years and older who reported volunteering and giving charitable contributions in the last 12 months
NCES 95743 Community Service Performed by High School Seniors (Education Policy Issues: Statistical Perspectives)
This brief provides information about the extent and nature of community service performed by students. A table presents percentages of high school seniors reporting any community service in the past two years by student characteristics and whether any of the service was required.
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