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ERIC Number: ED012867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 35
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CONFERENCE ON YOUNG PEOPLES' ATTITUDES TOWARD AMERICAN LIBERTIES (SUFFERN, OCTOBER 21-23, 1966).
WESTIN, ALAN F.; AND OTHERS
THE CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION IN AMERICAN LIBERTIES AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PROPOSES TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION ABOUT LIBERTY, JUSTICE, AND EQUALITY IN THE NATION'S SCHOOLS THROUGH A PROGRAM OF BASIC SCHOLARSHIP AND THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL CURRICULAR MATERIALS. A CONFERENCE OF CIVIC LEADERS WAS HELD TO DISCUSS HOW THE CENTER MIGHT STUDY THE DEVELOPMENT IN YOUNG PEOPLE OF ATTITUDES ABOUT CIVIL LIBERTIES AND FREEDOM IN AMERICAN SOCIETY. THE GROUP SEEMED AGREED THAT THE CENTER SHOULD EXPLOIT ONGOING RESEARCH, SUCH AS NATIONAL OPINION POLLS, AND SHOULD UNDERTAKE SMALL, SPECIALIZED RESEARCH AT THE SAME TIME IT IS DEVELOPING CURRICULUM. SURVEY RESEARCH COULD BE USED, ESPECIALLY TO ASSESS THE IMPACT OF PARTICULAR INTERVENTIONS INTO THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS, BUT EFFORTS SHOULD BE MADE TO MODIFY AND SUPPLEMENT SURVEYS WITH SUCH TECHNIQUES AS GAMES, ETHNOLOGICAL EXPLORATION, AND NON-RESPONSIVE INQUIRY. SURVEY QUESTIONS NEED NOT BE SHALLOW AND DEPTH INTERVIEWING COULD BE HARNESSED TO THE SURVEY TECHNIQUE WITH THE RESULTS CODED IN VARIOUS WAYS AND RIGOROUSLY MANIPULATED. THE POLITICAL LEARNING PROCESS, ESPECIALLY IN THE EARLY YEARS, AND THE POLITICS AND SOCIOLOGY OF THE SCHOOL SHOULD BE MAJOR RESEARCH TARGETS FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS. (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Center for Research and Education in American Liberties.
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