ERIC Number: ED043554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Civic Education for the Seventies: An Alternative to Repression and Revolution. Volume II; Civic Participation in a Crisis Age.
De Cecco, John P.
This is an examination of social science literature dealing with contemporary political and social change, and represents the point of departure for the civic education project reported in Volume I, ED 041 810. The chapters discuss: 1) four social types of man -- elite, private, alienated, and civic man; 2) three types of democracy, the history of participation in American political and social life, and the current extent of civic participation; 3) four defenses of low citizen participation levels --Federalists, democratic elitists, interest group theorists, political systems analysts; 4) political and social crises --race, technology, generation gap, international-- as the result of historic low levels of participation; 5) challenges of change to public and private institutions, traditional political theory, the social dilemmas facing reform movements, and the conservative, conventional liberal, radical left positions of reform and revolution; (6) the Center's position on civic participation --democratic society individual and group involvement in decision-making and the rights of dissent, equality, due process, and three models of participation; and, 7) political socialization, group dynamics, interpersonal relations, the role of the schools, and finally the goals for civic education. (SBE)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Civics, Democratic Values, Educational Objectives, Interpersonal Competence, Literature Reviews, Political Socialization, Public Affairs Education, School Community Relationship, Social Action, Social Change, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Student Participation
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Comprehensive and Vocational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Center for Research and Education in American Liberties.