ERIC Number: ED178452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of Citizen Education Conference (Princeton, New Jersey, April 26, 1978).
Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
The conference provided a forum where educators, members of public service organizations, members of the citizen education component of Research for Better Schools (RBS), representatives from industry and community groups, and representatives of the New Jersey Citizen Education Planning Committee could explore citizenship education in light of the conference theme, "Toward the 21st Century." Topics discussed in the four main speeches and small group sessions included the accelerated rate and scope of social change, global interdependence, democratic values, decision making, curriculum development in futures education and global education, specific needs of citizenship education programs in New Jersey, cultural differences, goals for citizen education, involvement by RBS in citizenship education, and development of children's belief systems. In the closing remarks and commentary on the conference, a Senior Research Fellow in the citizen education component at RBS emphasized that the various interest groups involved in citizenship education can agree on major objectives if they learn to communicate with each other. The speaker concluded by emphasizing that citizenship education groups such as RBS should stimulate discussion about citizen education at state and local levels and should work toward developing and implementing citizen education models in the state of New Jersey. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Child Development, Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Conference Reports, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Political Socialization, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Social Change, Social Studies, Values
Research for Better Schools, Inc., 444 North Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 ($3.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: New Jersey
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