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ERIC Number: ED209041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Community-Based Citizenship Education: A Goal for Junior High Appalachian Studies.
Oldendorf, Sandra Brenneman
In Kentucky, 50 seventh and eighth grade students at Berea Community School and over 150 community businesses and agencies were involved in a 2-year project designed to develop a community-based, interdisciplinary citizenship education program for junior high students. The program was divided into three major parts: the formal classroom, the community seminar, and the community work experience. Students received classroom instruction, had opportunities to hear and talk with community members who represented or had knowledge about Appalachia, and worked with community members whose jobs and/or organizations dealt with Appalachia. The major goal of the program was to encourage the growth of students as effective citizens through the subject matter of Appalachian studies. Evaluations from students, parents, and community participants were favorable. Analysis of values change was made through a teacher-devised values test and through student journals and comments. Although the instrument showed no significant changes, the journals indicated that the students had encountered a number of value conflicts during their work experiences. Appended are a course outline, a myth/fact questionnaire about Appalachia, a 72-item bibliography of fiction and nonfiction books on Appalachia, and questionnaires for student and adult participant course evaluation. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Appalachia; Berea Independent School District KY; Sense of Community