Doug McAdam

Stanford University

McAdam will assess the extent to which different kinds of school contexts enhance the civic attitudes and behaviors of traditionally disadvantaged students. He will analyze the results of a three-year research project that assesses the “civic effects” of a lottery that transferred first graders from an impoverished district to wealthy, primarily white/Asian districts. He will also investigate the impact of “civic education” at three charter schools.


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