ERIC Number: ED244902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Shaping Civic Values in a Technological Age: Public and Private Challenges. Toward a National Dialogue. Conference Report and Discussion Guide on the Jennings Randolph Forum (2nd, Washington, District of Columbia, May 8-10, 1983).
Eisenberg, Diane U., Ed.
Designed as a resource for community program planners and teachers, this publication reports the highlights of a national conference on civic values in the technological age and provides guidelines for planning community discussions on the topic. Following an introduction, four sections of conference highlights are presented in a uniform format: suggested discussion questions, excerpts of conference papers or debate, community program suggestions, and recommended resources and readings. The first section, the keynote address, concerns the erosion of the concept of public service. Suggested community programs include forums on the impact of the news media and communication technology on citizen participation. The second section outlines conference papers addressing the impact of technology on the constitutional system. Citizenship skills needed for the future, and past and future adaptations of the Constitution are considered. Community programs commemorating the United States Constitution bicentennial are recommended. In the third section, the question of who bears responsibility for shaping civic values is debated. School, government, business, and news media roles in social value formation are explored. Discussion questions focus on educational quality and reform. The fourth section examines the potential impact of communication technologies on the political process and citizenship. After these highlights, a concluding section outlines conference recommendations for a national dialogue. Lists of conference speakers and attendees are appended. (LP)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Community Programs, Constitutional History, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Democracy, Democratic Values, Futures (of Society), Government (Administrative Body), Government Role, School Role, Social Problems, Technological Advancement, Technology, Telecommunications
Council for the Advancement of Citizenship, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 520, Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Business and Society
Note: For 1982 conference report, see SO 014 614. Photographs may not reproduce clearly. Conference sponsored by the Benton Foundation, the Occidental International Corp., the R. J. Reynolds Industries, Inc., the Charles F. Kettering Foundation, and the Close Up Foundation.