ERIC Number: ED159112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
Citizen Education Behavior Variables: Final Report. Part B: Colloquium Transcript.
Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
This document contains papers and proceedings from a colloquium in May, 1978, on citizen education objectives. The first paper, by Judith V. Torney, stresses the need to relate global concepts to citizenship and to objectives for citizen education. Torney also suggests that a citizenship education program should consider average ages at which children have various kinds of skills and abilities. Comments on Torney's paper by colloquium participants emphasize the need to relate psychological studies of citizen education to political science and sociological literature. The second paper, by Byron G. Massialas, analyzes definitions of citizen education and describes a high school program to involve students in decision making. Discussion of Massialas' paper focuses on problems of making models for citizen education programs on the basis of one case study and the need to differentiate types of political participation. The discussion concludes with the recommendation that citizen education programs be developed in concordance with value systems at home and school and that they consider individual and social needs. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Behavior, Behavioral Objectives, Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Cognitive Objectives, Conference Reports, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Environment, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Psychology, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Individual Needs, Political Science, Political Socialization, Program Descriptions, Psychology, Skill Development, Social Influences, Socialization, Values
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 124-130; Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to poor ink density in original document