ERIC Number: ED037807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Promising Practices in Civic Education.
Robinson, Donald W.; And Others
The survey reported in this volume is one of four separate projects for an integrated study of civic education financed by the Danforth Foundation. Visits were made to 83 schools in 27 States selected from a list of 300 nominations. The selected junior and senior high schools were reputed to have promising practices in citizenship education. They represented all geographical areas--inner-city, suburban, and rural--and were located in communities with populations from under 2,000 to more than a million. The first three chapters of this report identify the project team's beliefs concerning contemporary educational challenges, goals for civic education, and methods for approaching these goals. Chapters 4, 5, and 6 include descriptions of school practices, arbitrarily grouped according to the citizenship goals they most strongly exemplify. Chapters 7 through 11 discuss administrative arrangements and other factors that facilitate civic education. Finally, chapter 12 presents a restatement of civic education ideals in the light of the practices observed in the schools. (MF)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Civics, Community, Creative Art, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Democratic Values, High Schools, Human Living, Information Seeking, Innovation, International Education, Objectives, Public Opinion, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Technological Advancement
National Council for the Social Studies, Nat. Educ. Assn., 1201 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($4.00 paper, $5.00 cloth)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.