ERIC Number: ED151263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Education and Citizenship: A Conference Report.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
The document presents a report of a national conference on education and citizenship which focused upon how to help students become responsible and effective citizens of a more responsive society. The document is presented in five chapters. Chapter I presents a historical review of civic education from colonial days to the present. Chapter II identifies factors hindering reform of civic education in public schools, including alienation, lack of interest and discipline, negative effects of television viewing, and deficiencies in civic education programs. Chapter III examines the values base of citizenship education and suggests that educators devise programs which stress moral education without identifying with a specific religious doctrine. Chapter IV describes K-12 and community programs which stress one aspect of citizenship education. Examples include programs in economic, legal, political, multiethnic, and family relations areas. The final chapter explores future directions of citizenship education and offers suggestions for improvement. Suggestions include tailoring citizenship education programs to contemporary and local interests, raising the visibility of citizenship education, and encouraging formation of national citizens' groups to promote citizenship education. A directory of conference speakers is included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Civics, Conference Reports, Cultural Pluralism, Democratic Values, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Knowledge Level, Moral Values, Political Attitudes, Political Socialization, Social Studies, Values
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: Report of the National Conference on Education and Citizenship: Responsibilities for the Common Good (Kansas City, Missouri, September 20-23, 1976)