ERIC Number: ED177034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Principals and Citizenship Education: A Guide for Effective Leadership.
Wagstaff, Lonnie H.; And Others
Part of the Basic Citizenship Competencies Project, this guide is intended for elementary and secondary school principals. It suggests school management practices and leadership strategies to be used in developing a favorable school climate for citizenship education, and in encouraging teachers to think systematically about citizenship goals and instruction. The objective of the entire project is to assist educators, parents, and community leaders in identifying basics, clarifying goals, making assessments, and developing action plans related to citizenship education. The administrative guide is designed to assist the principal in promoting the development of citizenship competencies. It is presented in five parts. Part I considers the importance of citizenship education for schools and principals. Part II describes elements of citizenship education by defining civic literacy and identifying seven basic citizenship competencies such as acquiring and using information, assessing involvement, making decisions, making judgments, communicating, cooperating, and promoting interests. Part III explains how principals model citizenship behavior for faculty and students. Part IV discusses three ways principals can promote better citizenship education, including curriculum and instruction, school climate, and linkage of school and community. Part V suggests leadership strategies for principals. Eight appendices include a summary of citizenship competencies, evaluation sources, bibliographies, school climate checklists, and a community resource checklist. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Citizen Role, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Principals, Program Administration, Role Models, School Administration, Social Studies, Values
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Mershon Center.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 969-973; Competency checklists may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in paper copy due to small print type of original document