Becoming a responsible citizen

March 31, 2011

Across the globe, adolescence and early adulthood are considered important periods for the development of civic involvement. Civic involvement, in turn, has been shown to promote adolescents' development of initiative, empathy, social relations and skills, and personal growth.

Civic involvement by teens is considered important, and efforts to promote it are widespread. In this context, it's important to gain more insight into this type of involvement to inform efforts to boost youths' participation.

The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) will host a symposium during its Biennial Meeting at which researchers will consider civic development in adolescents from the perspective of four different countries. In presentations focusing on civic involvement in Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, and the Netherlands, researchers will discuss the relative importance of various factors in teens' involvement in the world around them.

Among the questions that will be addressed:
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The symposium will take place in the Palais des Congrès (Convention Center) de Montréal, 512B on Thursday, March 31, from 12:30 to 2:10 p.m.

Researchers: Katharina Diener, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena; Peter Noack, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena; Burkhard Gniewosz, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena; Jan Serek, Masaryk University; Petr Macek, Masaryk University; Alenka Gril, Educational Research Institute; Anne A. J. Van Goethem, Utrecht University; Anne Van Hoof, Utrecht University; Marcel Van Aken, Utrecht University; Jan Boom, Utrecht University; Bram Orobio de Castro, Utrecht University

Society for Research in Child Development

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