Thursday, 20 November 2008

6th annual report of Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study (CELS) in England

The 6th annual report from this study has recently been published. Entitled Young People's Civic Participation In and Beyond School: Attitudes, Intentions and Influences, this report focuses on young people's civic participation in and outside of school, and draws on a longitudinal survey of Year 11 students (age 15 to 16) that was conducted in 75 schools in 2006-2007.

Over 11,000 students completed the latest questionnaire, which is the third CELS survey that this cohort has participated in. The report also highlights any preliminary changes and trends that may have emerged since the first and second surveys were undertaken in Year 7 and Year 9. The report also presents some preliminary findings from the longitudinal survey of teachers and school leaders from these 75 schools. In doing so, the findings move on thinking and understanding about how young people develop citizenship dimensions and raise a number of issues that require further investigation.

More details about the Study and Report are available from the DCSF website and the NFER website: http://www.nfer.ac.uk/cels.