CERG Description

The goal of the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG) is to provide an evidence base that informs the design of policies and programs that promote the development of citizens for an effective, just, and humane democratic society.

The California Survey of Civic Education
by Joseph Kahne, Ellen Middaugh, and Marshall Croddy
January 1, 2005
The Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools commissioned Professor Joseph Kahne of Mills College to construct and administer a survey to examine the civic knowledge, skills, and commitments of graduating high school seniors throughout the state and to asses the prevalence and impact of various educational practices as identified in The Civic Mission of Schools report.