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ERIC Number: ED348271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 10
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To Ourselves and Our Posterity: Recommendations from the Leon Jaworski Symposium on Teaching about the Constitution and Bill of Rights in the 21st Century (Washington, D.C., September 11-13, 1991).
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The recommendations put forth in this document were developed at a symposium in which policy and decision makers from education, government, publishing, legal, judicial, and philanthropic organizations gathered to address the following three questions: (1) Is the study of the Constitution and Bill of Rights critical to meeting the nation's education goals, especially in preparing young people for responsible citizenship? (2) Are the Constitution and Bill of Rights being taught effectively in elementary and secondary schools? and (3) How can it be ensured that the study of the Constitution and Bill of Rights is included as a high priority among the nation's education goals, especially in preparing young people for responsible citizenship? The recommendations in the report are organized into two main parts: (1) curriculum and instruction; and (2) policy. Part 1 includes sections on education for citizenship; standards for excellence and equity; resources; and teacher education. Part 2 has been divided into recommendations targeted primarily for (1) state and local; and (2) national levels. Each section is prefaced by an introduction containing points that provide background and a context for the subsequent recommendations. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Identifiers: Bill of Rights; United States Constitution