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ERIC Number: ED135706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Institute Papers: Towards a Recovery of Civic Idealism.
The philosophy, strategy, and program of the Institute for the Study of Civic Values are presented in this collection of articles. Intended as a means of disseminating the institute's work and ideas to a general audience, the booklet is presented in four sections. Each section offers a theoretical article, an outline or a summary of an educational program, and an article or news clipping that shows the impact of the institute's efforts. The first section examines civic idealism in modern society and describes goals of the institute in research, dialogue, and teaching about civic ideals. The gap between ideals and practice in American political parties, schools, and churches is examined. The second section defines dignity as a primary concern in the labor movement and compares union, industry, and political attempts at labor reform. Theoretical, political, and grass root suggestions for community development are presented in the third section, followed by suggestions for improving political leadership and promoting public participation in the fourth section. Additional readings for each section are listed. An outline for organizing neighborhood and community organizations, adopted from a 1975 institute conference, is provided. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Community Development, Democratic Values, Human Dignity, Humanism, Institutional Research, Labor Problems, Philosophy, Political Attitudes, Political Science, Political Socialization, Program Descriptions, Social Change, Values
Institute for the Study of Civic Values, 401 North Broad Street, Room 810, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19108 ($1.50 paper cover)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Public Committee for the Humanities, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Institute for the Study of Civic Values, Philadelphia, PA.