Citizenship Education Longitudinal Survey (CELS)

Project Leader: 
Avril Keating
Other Project Team members: 
Andy Green, Germ Janmaat, Michela Franceschelli, and Bryony Hoskins

Project Details

Project Details

The Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study (CELS) is a long-running cohort study of the civic attitudes and behaviours of young people in England.

To date, the young participants have been surveyed six times - at ages 12, 14, 16, 20 and 23. The sixth survey took place in late 2014.

These surveys enable us to trace the evolution of youth attitudes during the formative period of adolescence and into young adulthood. This study also included parallel surveys of teachers, which allow us to look at the role of schools and education in shaping youth attitudes.

These data will play an important role in the LLAKES project: .

This study was originally conducted by , but has been administered by LLAKES since 2013. Funding for the study was initially provided by the Department for Education, but since 2011 has been funded by the ESRC.

 

 

 

 

"CELS is a unique study of political socialisation in England."

Research Findings

Project Results and Outputs: 

Keating, A., Green, A. and Janmaat, J.G. (2015) LLAKES Research Brief. UCL Institute of Education.

Keating, A. and Janmaat, J.G. (forthcoming) Education through citizenship at school: Do school activities have a lasting impact on youth political engagement? In: .

Keating, A., Green, A. and Janmaat, J.G. (2015) LLAKES Research Brief. UCL Institute of Education.

Keating, A. and Kerr, D. (2013) ‘Putting participation into practice: re-evaluating the implementation of the Citizenship curriculum in England’. In Hedtke, R. and Tatjana Zimenkova (eds.) Education for Civic and Political Participation: A Critical Approach. Routledge

To view earlier publications from this study, click .

Theme: 
Theme One: Youth, Inter-generational Mobility and Civic Values
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