ERIC Number: ED056959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Age of Majority: Guidelines for Local Districts.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
By state law, the age of majority was lowered to 18 as of 1972. This pamphlet consists of general guidelines for curricula and school programs in response to questions regarding the implications of the new legislation. For example, school districts are requested to re-examine their civics courses in light of new voting age. It is also recommended that they incorporate within their curriculum structure a means by which students may acquire information about and an understanding of: contracts as they apply to personal and real property and insurance; consumerism and economic theory; labor legislation and unions; criminal and civic law proceedings; mental commitment and medical treatment; and, alcohol and tobacco use. (DJB)
Descriptors: Age, Alcohol Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Civil Liberties, Contracts, Curriculum Development, Economics Education, Educational Needs, Labor Legislation, Legal Responsibility, Secondary Education, Smoking, State Curriculum Guides, State Legislation, Voting, Voting Rights
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Identifiers: Age of Majority; Michigan