ERIC Number: ED066402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Student Activism and the Social Studies in the Seventies.
Ellsworth, Ruth, Ed.; Kachaturoff, Grace, Ed.
The theme of this conference emphasized student involvement and participation in a pluralistic society, not only as a recipient but also as a contributor in the educational process. Teachers were urged to adopt the role of learner-teacher and to provide understanding and supportive instruction to benefit the student as well as the community. The position statements were presented to help teachers develop some insights on how their goals could best be achieved. The keynote address, "Student Unrest and the Law: Implications for the Social Studies," presented by Isidore Starr, was followed by: "General Causes for Student Unrest in an Urban Setting," Frances Greenebaum; "Social and Political Activities of Elementary School Children," Jack Wayne; "Cool Materials for the Hot Questions," James S. Eckenrod; "The Community as a Laboratory," Yetta M. Goodman; "The Student Council--A Laboratory for the Social Studies," Milan Marich; and, "Values in Turmoil: American Way of Life in the 1970's?" The general consensus of opinion was that the awakening of young people from a state of apathy to a state of restless questioning and challenging of societal values and traditions could result in a useful, constructive, and meaningful learning experience for all. (Editors/JMB)
Descriptors: Activism, Citizenship, Community Involvement, Educational Planning, Learning Activities, Learning Experience, Participation, School Involvement, Social Change, Social Problems, Social Studies, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Teacher Responsibility, Values
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Note: Position statements presented at the Fall Conference, Michigan Council for the Social Studies, 1970