ERIC Number: ED142484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Responsibility Education: Today and Tomorrow.
Aikman, Arthur, Ed.; Miller, Harry G., Ed.
The monograph summarizes seven presentations made at a 1976 workshop on responsibility education, defined as a movement to establish and nourish an educational system that will develop and enhance the growth of responsible citizens. The first article describes social trends, such as the breakdown of the traditional family, which have increasingly shifted education for responsibility from the family and the community to the school. In the second article, the development of student responsibility in response to teacher values, school rules, and peer attitudes is described. The third article focuses on development of self-actualization and decision-making skills in children, followed by identification of the essentials of responsibility education in the fourth article. The fifth article discusses personal ethics in the world of work and identifies themes such as the good provider, independence, and success which have effected the work ethic in the past. Global issues of responsibility are identified in the sixth article, including international law, food and energy supply, and ecology. The concluding article suggests ways of incorporating responsibility education into the curriculum, including development of new courses, integration into existing courses, independent study, mini-courses, and special projects. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Citizenship Responsibility, Curriculum Development, Decision Making Skills, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Responsibility, School Community Relationship, Self Concept, Skill Development, Social Change, Social Values, Student Attitudes, Student Responsibility, Workshops
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Coll. of Education.