ERIC Number: ED253452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Maryland Experience. A Rededication to Traditional American Values.
Kirk, Mary Ann
The format and mode of operation of a special commission appointed by the Maryland legislature to examine the teaching of values in elementary and secondary public schools are presented. The Commission surveyed and evaluated values education programs, interviewed educators, and held meetings with citizens throughout the state. Consensus was reached regarding specific character and citizenship values that should be taught in the schools and an action plan was written. The Commission completed its work by making 51 recommendations addressed to the governor, legislature, state and local boards, and school district personnel. The report discusses how the project began, the enabling legislation, forms of data gathering, and specific program outcomes. Also discussed are the reasons for the Commission's successes and potential problems that can be avoided by others interested in undertaking a similar state project. Appendices include the Senate Joint Resolution to establish the Commission, project correspondence, and official Commission recommendations. (RM)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Curriculum Development, Democracy, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, School Community Relationship, Social Studies, State Programs, Values, Values Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Appendices contain small print that may not reproduce clearly.