ERIC Number: ED159115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May-31
Reference Count: 0
The Search for Citizen Education Measures: Final Report.
Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
The report identifies instruments for measuring citizen education improvement efforts in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The document is presented in three sections. The first section outlines evaluation criteria and reviews literature related to testing and citizenship assessment. Materials reviewed are reports of citizenship assessment programs; "Social Studies: Tests and Reviews," by Oscar K. Buros; "CSE-RBS Test Evaluations: Tests of Higher-Order Cognitive, Affective, and Interpersonal Skills," by Ralph Hoepfner and others; "Measures of Political Attitudes," by John Robinson and others; "Measures of Social Psychological Attitudes," by John Robinson and others; and "Tests and Measurement in Child Development," by Orval G. Johnson and others. The second section identifies objectives for citizen education in 12 areas and suggests types of tests to measure each objective. The areas are: (1) knowledge of institutions and systems; (2) knowledge about social issues; (3) knowledge about predictions of social problems; (4) inquiry skills; (5) interpersonal skills; (6) action skills; (7) respect for others; (8) commitment to equality; (9) commitment to rationality; (10) commitment to personal freedom; (11) identification with participatory citizen groups on all levels; and (12) commitment to action and participation. The third section discusses limitations of the search for testing instruments and suggests additional sources. An annotated bibliography concludes the document. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Civil Liberties, Cognitive Objectives, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Facilities, Evaluation, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Inquiry, Institutional Role, Interpersonal Relationship, Literature Reviews, Measurement Instruments, Skill Development, Social Influences, Summative Evaluation
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Delaware; New Jersey; Pennsylvania
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 124-130