ERIC Number: ED191776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb-22
Reference Count: 0
Activities and Interests in Citizen Education: A Tri-State Survey.
Bowers, John J.; Root, Suzanne
A survey to identify current school activities and interests in programs associated with citizenship education is reported. A random sample of principals from 593 elementary and secondary schools in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware responded to a survey questionnaire. Results indicate that areas of highest activity involve community members in schools and student involvement in school governance. Schools were most interested in developing activities which focus on inviting community members to school to work or speak with students on citizen education-related topics and conducting inservice training for staff on students' social development. Areas in which respondents noted high interest and currently low activity include moral/ethical/values education, and citizen-related cognitive and social skills. Fourteen statistical tables depict the mean number of activities in 16 citizenship education areas, degree of interest in development of activities in these areas, and areas of high interest and low activity. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Resources, School Activities, School Community Relationship, School Surveys, Tables (Data)
Research for Better Schools, Inc., 444 North Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Delaware; New Jersey; Pennsylvania
Note: Paper presented at Annual Conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association (2nd, Kiawah, SC, February 22, 1979); For related documents, see SO 012 823-825.