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ERIC Number: ED141245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun-24
Reference Count: 0
Perspectives on Citizen Education.
Levy, Paul R., Ed.
The essays on the topic of citizenship education were compiled for the founding retreat of the Alliance for Citizen Education held in Philadelphia on June 24-26, 1977. Written by both citizen educators and political theorists, the essays are polemical in tone and were intended to stimulate dialogue at the retreat. The readings are a mixture of theoretical essays, writings by practitioners, and examples of curriculum or strategies. The introduction discusses the purpose of the Alliance, the goals for citizen education, and why citizen education is urgently needed today. The essays that follow deal with the issues that confront citizen education and are organized around the themes of values, pluralism, participation, and empowerment. Titles include: A Cognitive-Developmental Approach to Moral Education; The Development of Effective Moral Decision-Making through Social Studies; On Teaching Democratic Ideals; Trans-National America; On Modernization in America; Democracy Is Not for Children; Teaching Political Participation Skills; Political Education for Minority Groups; and Grievance Handling for Effectiveness. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Cultural Pluralism, Democratic Values, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Essays, Ethical Instruction, Objectives, Politics, Skill Development, Social Studies, United States Government (Course), Values, Values Education
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Hazen Foundation, New Haven, CT.
Authoring Institution: Institute for the Study of Civic Values, Philadelphia, PA.