Civic orientation in cultures of privilege: What role do schools play?

Authors: 
Parissa Jahromi Ballard, Laura Caccavale, & Christy M. Buchanan
Publication Year: 
2015
Publication name or Publisher: 
Youth & Society, 47(1), 70-94. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X14538464

The context of privilege provides unique opportunities and challenges for youth civic development. A mixed-method approach was used to examine links between school-based community service, school climate, and civic orientation among students in cultures of privilege. Surveys completed by students (N = 376) at two private high schools—one with an extracurricular community service requirement and one without—suggest that students