ERIC Number: ED029004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Reference Count: 0
Social Responsibility in a Free Society.
Educational Policies Commission, Washington, DC.
The health of modern American society depends upon the social responsibility of its citizens; yet this responsibility, rooted in the home and school, has not been adequately developed. It is the role of the elementary school to offer children a secure place in which to learn and act independently of the home; to develop within them an understanding of concepts, such as interdependence, which nurture social conscience; and to provide examples, through its teachers, of interpersonal sensitivity. In the secondary school and college, the student should continue to acquire factual knowledge and develop a sensitivity to philosophical questions, both of which are necessary for reasoned social responsibility. Yet the schools and colleges, with the cooperation of the public, must also offer the student opportunities for participation directly in community life. Outlets must be provided for young adults to be of service to society, even after they have left school; thus far bureaucracies and many youth agencies, devoted to the very young, have not satisfied their needs. (LP)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Policies Commission, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: United States