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Frequent use of school suspension may be curtailing young people’s future political participation.

Catlaw, Thomas J. and Kupchik, Aaron (2015) Frequent use of school suspension may be curtailing young people’s future political participation. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (24 Feb 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In recent decades, there has been increasing concern over declining political participation and what many see as the thinning of American democracy. Increasing involvement in certain politically important groups and activities for children at school has been touted as one way to address this decline. But what if other school policies are also having negative effects on democratic participation? In new research which uses longitudinal data from young people, parents, and school administrators, Thomas J. Catlaw and Aaron Kupchik find that students who are suspended from school have a lower chance of civic and political participation, an effect which can last all the way into adulthood. They argue that researchers and policy workers alike would do well to take school disciplinary practices into account when considering how to deepen democracy.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2015 16:56
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 11:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61178

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