ERIC Number: ED097266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Secondary School Education and Local Governments.
Leland, Robert C.
Management Information Service Report, v6 n7 Jul 1974
The aim of this publication is to aid city management's participation in improving education on local government. The need for such participation is evident from the lack of progress in the teaching of local government since a 1963 report on the topic. Difficulties, such as insufficient class time, inadequate resources, teachers unfamiliar with the subject, unimaginative classroom practices, and lack of career counseling, plague education on local government. Local government officials can assume a major role in improving the teaching of local government as pointed out in the agenda outlined in this report. Included in the report are guidelines for offering limited, continuing, or extensive participation by local government officials; a checklist for implementing program participation; examples of city-sponsored programs already in action; a catalog of local government resources, including simulations, simulations bibliographies, motion pictures, school texts, supplementary and reference books, pamphlets, periodicals, bibliographies, and sources for all these materials; an outline of a model curriculum for a unit in local government and urban problems; and guidelines for a model city government intership program. (JH)
Descriptors: City Officials, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Films, Institutional Cooperation, Instructional Materials, Local Government, Programs, Public Affairs Education, Resource Materials, School Community Relationship, United States Government (Course), Urbanization
International City Management Association, 1140 Connecticut Avenue N. W., Washington D.C. 20036 ($5.00 for first copy, $2.00 for each additional copy; all requests must be on educational institution letterhead for reduced rates)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International City Management Association, Washington, DC.