ERIC Number: ED125968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Toward a Reconceptualization of Citizenship Education: Preliminary Report of a Conference on Citizenship Education (Indianapolis, Indiana, March 20-21, 1976).
Roberts, Helen R.; Larkin, Brian J.
The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference on reconceptualizing citizenship education was held to identify needs in citizenship education, which might appropriately be addressed by NCSS, and to discuss strategies for meeting those needs. Four needs in citizenship education were expressed: philosophies of citizenship and citizenship education, reconceptualizing citizenship education, operation and pedagogy, and information. Several strategies for meeting the expressed needs were discussed, such as publishing and disseminating documents, involving and training teachers, and influencing policy. Recommendations resulting from the conference include convening a national commission on citizenship education; preparing a paper on "Reconceptualizing Citizenship Education;" developing an NCSS position statement on citizenship education; developing curriculum guidelines; developing a national communications network; maintaining a bibliography of resource centers, materials, and people; initiating state and local conferences; funding school-by-school evaluations of citizenship curriculum; and developing inservice training by state departments of education. (ND)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Conference Reports, Conferences, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Networks, Inservice Teacher Education, Material Development, Political Attitudes, Social Attitudes, Social Studies, Student Needs
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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