ERIC Number: ED143585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
NASSP Curriculum Report, Vol. 7, No. 1. Education for Citizenship.
Larkin, Brian; Pannwitt, Barbara
This issue examines the trend of citizenship education in the public schools. Four basic approaches are described. The content approach is based on the belief that knowledge gained from certain courses will aid students in rational decision making and in being responsible citizens. It emphasizes law-related education, political science, and economic education. The perspective approach represents the belief that students need to understand the interdependent nature of the global system. Thus, programs in global perspectives, environmental education, and functional area problem studies such as population surveys are included in this approach. The decision-making approach involves students in analyzing public issues and discussing ethical questions. The participation approach, an outgrowth of student activism of the late 1960s, is based on the belief that students learn to be participating citizens by becoming social activists. The editors point out that the four approaches usually are combined to a certain degree in specific school programs. A concluding section of the pamphlet describes eight regional or state-wide programs which emphasize values and ethical issues, individual responsibility, and political interaction skills. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Activism, Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Civics, Curriculum, Decision Making, Economics Education, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Legal Education, Newsletters, Political Science, Program Descriptions, Social Studies
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($0.50 paper cover, quantity discounts available)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.