ERIC Number: ED120112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
A Teacher's Perspective on Six Social Issues.
McCarron, June; McCune, Shirley
This is a workbook prepared by the National Education Association (NEA) and based on the 1973 NEA Social Issues Survey, which was sent to a sample of NEA's membership and leadership in 1975. The workbook is organized into six sections--one for each issue--and concludes with "Action Steps for Teachers," an overview giving specific steps on how teachers can help resolve these six social issues. Each section begins with an examination of the various ways of seeing the issue. Next, the responses of those who were polled are included. This is followed by a general discussion on the issue's implications for the teacher and the classroom. Lastly, each section contains an exercise to help the individual teacher confront the issue with his/her students, with education associations, and with other groups. The issues covered are (1) achieving quality education, (2) a healthy environment, (3) racial and ethnic justice, (4) sex role, (5) economic justice, and (6) world community. (CD)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Educational Problems, Educational Quality, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Justice, Racial Relations, Sex Role, Social Problems, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Workbooks, World Problems
NEA Publications, Order Department, The Academic Building, Saw Mill Road, West Haven, Connecticut 06516 (Stock No. 8106-6657-X)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Teacher Rights Div.