Report Roundup

Civics Education

"National Civics Teacher Survey: Information Literacy in High School Civics"

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

A new survey finds fewer than half of civics teachers devote at least one unit to teaching students how to critically analyze news.

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement asked 720 high school civics and American government teachers how much time they devoted to news analysis in fall 2012.

While nearly all reported they thought students "should know what is credible in a sea of information" and devoted at least one class period to the topic, little more than half said they had devoted at least one unit to critical analysis. About the same percentage said they incorporated current news events into their daily classes.

Vol. 33, Issue 18, Page 5

Published in Print: January 22, 2014, as Civics Education
Related Stories
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories