ERIC Number: ED191779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Citizen Education Activities and Interests in Elementary, Middle/Junior High, and Senior High Schools in New Jersey: Final Report, Volume 1: Purpose, Procedures, and Results [and] Volume 2: Tables.
Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
A two-volume report of a survey to identify current school activities and interests in 16 program areas related to citizenship education in New Jersey is presented. These program areas include environmental studies, involvement of community members in the schools, citizen-related social and cognitive skills; law-related education; family life education (for students and parents), moral/ethical/values education, student involvement in school governance, student activities in the community, measures of social development, global education, analysis of the mass media, and inservice training on students' social development. Separate sections of the report discuss the purpose of the survey, questionnaire development, data collection and processing, and results. The sample consisted of 202 elementary, junior, and senior high school principals who responded to a questionnaire. Results indicate that the single item of interest in all schools was involvement of community members in the schools. The need for conducting inservice workshops for staff on students' social development was also expressed. Other items of high interest included the study of legal rights and responsibilities in a democratic society, ethnic studies, and environmental education. Low interest items included student involvement in the community and workshops for parents of junior high and high school student's on family life. Volume II of the report contains statistical tables to which the text of Volume I refers. (KC)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Community Involvement, Curriculum, Education, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Family Life, Global Approach, Human Resources, Legal Education, School Activities, School Community Relationship, School Surveys, Social Development, Tables (Data), Values Education
Research for Better Schools, Inc., 444 North Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 ($12.00 per 2 volume set)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: New Jersey
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 822-825. Items 1-13 throughout volume 2 may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in paper copy due to small print type.