ERIC Number: ED041810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Civic Education for the Seventies: An Alternative to Repression and Revolution. Volume I.
DeCecco, John; And Others
Civic education is the student's participation in the governance of the school and the community; it must create and serve democratic society. Today's youth must be given the tools: 1) to transform vertical governance of the school and community into horizontal governance which shares decision-making with students, parents, and teachers; and, 2) to distinguish between values which are basic moral commitments for all of us, and values and value patterns which must be left to individual choice and preference. This position grows out of: 1) the examination of the social science literature dealing with contemporary political and social changes (Volume II); 2) studies of student perceptions of democratic dilemmas in the high schools --a cross-sectional comparison, urban-suburban comparison, comparison among high schools with black students, and the development of the interpersonal aspect of political socialization (chapters 2-7); 3) the analysis of student unrest as documented in local newspapers throughout the nation; and, 4) case studies of particular high schools where there was serious confrontation and conflict. This research establishes the framework for the development of Frank Summers'"Manual of Objectives and Guidelines for High School Civic Education" (Chapter 9). (SBE)
Descriptors: Activism, Citizenship, Civics, Democratic Values, Educational Administration, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, High School Students, Interpersonal Competence, Political Socialization, Public Affairs Education, School Community Relationship, Social Action, Social Studies, Student Participation, Student School Relationship
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Comprehensive and Vocational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Center for Research and Education in American Liberties.