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ERIC Number: ED012864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 125
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CONFERENCE ON THE CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION OF THE YOUNG WORKER (HARRIMAN, MARCH 11-13, 1966).
WESTIN, ALAN F.; AND OTHERS
FOR THE FIRST TIME, REPRESENTATIVES FROM CORPORATIONS, UNIONS, AND EDUCATION MET TO DISCUSS CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION FOR THE YOUNG WORKER, AT AN ARDEN HOUSE CONFERENCE, WHICH WAS SPONSORED BY THE CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION IN AMERICAN LIBERTIES AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. AFTER A DISCUSSION OF CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING SOCIETY, EDUCATION PROVIDED BY THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, BY CORPORATIONS, AND UNIONS WAS OUTLINED. A MODEL OF A NEW TEACHING METHOD (CASE STUDY) WAS PRESENTED. BUSINESS MEN ARE ATTENTIVE TO PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS AND CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY BUT PROBLEMS IN CORPORATE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS REVOLVE AROUND SELF-INTEREST VS CITIZENSHIP RESPONSIBILITY, LIBERTY AMONG EMPLOYEES, AND THE PRESSURES OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS REVOLUTION. IN LABOR UNIONS, THERE IS PRESSURE FOR CONFORMITY, ALSO, AND A WIDE GAP BETWEEN VIEWS OF TOP UNION SPOKESMEN AND THOSE OF LOCAL LEADERS. LABOR EDUCATION, WHICH HAS BEEN IN ESSENCE LEADERSHIP TRAINING TO BUILD UP ORGANIZATIONAL STRENGTH, IS NOW PROVIDING SOME EDUCATION IN THE AREA OF TOTAL SOCIETY, INCLUDING CIVIL RIGHTS. THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES INVOLVED IN AMERICAN LIBERTIES STEM FROM THE SACREDNESS OF HUMAN LIFE AND DEVELOPMENT IN PSYCHOLOGICAL, SOCIAL, AND AUTONOMOUS FREEDOM. THE CONFERENCE WAS CONCLUDED WITH DISCUSSIONS OF PRESENT TEACHING OF AMERICAN LIBERTIES AND WHAT THE CENTER MIGHT DO TO IMPROVE IT. (EB)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Center for Research and Education in American Liberties.
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