Jan 26 2017

Diversity Advancement Committee Colloquium with Robert Jagers, PhD

January 26, 2017

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Student Center East, Cardinal Room 329



Civic Development among Black Youth:

Advancing an Integrity-based Research Agenda




Robert J. Jagers, PhD

Associate Professor, Combined Program for Education and Psychology, University of Michigan


Youth civic development connotes processes and competencies that position young people as contributing members of local, national and global communities. In this talk, I describe some of our efforts to understand and facilitate civic development among Black youth. This includes basic and applied research that is grounded historically and conceptually in notions such as emergent, justice-oriented citizenship. I offer examples from work with middle and high school students in schools and in out-of-school settings, highlighting adult-youth relations and the interplay of social, emotional and academic learning. Finally, I discuss school-community (dis)continuities, economics and environment as priority issues in my current and future scholarship. 


January 26, 2017 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Student Center East – Cardinal Room 329

750 South Halsted

Reception Immediately Following



Date posted

Aug 14, 2018

Date updated

Aug 14, 2018