ERIC Number: ED073005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the Elementary School Teacher in the Political Socialization Process.
Franklin, Virginia Thompson
This research report (excerpts from the author's dissertation) explores the question of whether the role of the school is to socialize the young to our present political norms, or to go further and introduce the young to new ways of thinking and possibly to new alternatives and values. The study investigates the elementary school teacher to discover what he perceives to be his role in civil training, to ascertain his feelings as to the possibility of change, to discover what kinds of risks he will take, and to determine what specific classroom activities he will or will not do. A literature review highlights relevant research on civic training and political socialization of the young--the role of the school, the teacher, the curriculum. An analysis of the data gathered is given in the concluding chapter. The author cites educational needs for the development of an elementary political science curriculum, a less conservative plan geared toward better helping the student to deal with problems of modern society. (Author/SHM)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Sociology, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Teachers, Literature Reviews, Political Attitudes, Political Science, Political Socialization, Role Perception, Social Attitudes, Student School Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Values
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Teachers Association, Burlingame. Dept. of Research.
Note: Supplementary Research Report 122