ERIC Number: ED162957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Citizenship: An Overview, 1975-76. Selected Results from the Second Assessment of Citizenship. Report No. 07-C-00.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
A report is presented of a national assessment of young Americans' achievement of citizenship goals. Conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the study measured achievement of six behavioral objectives. These were: (1) show concern for the well-being and dignity of others, (2) support just law and the rights of all individuals, (3) know the main structure and functions of government, (4) participate in democratic civic improvement, (5) understand important world, national, and local civic problems, and (6) approach civic decisions rationally. Students in the survey represented nine-, 13-, and 17-year-old age groups. Chapter one of the report is a summary of citizenship achievement at each age for all six objectives. Chapters two through seven each focus on one of the objectives, discussing overall results for that particular objective and featuring sample questions. The final chapter compares different performance levels among age groups. Tables of data accompany the discussion in all chapters. (Author/AV) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Overview).
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Groups, Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Comparative Analysis, Decision Making Skills, Democratic Values, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, National Surveys, Performance Factors, Social Studies, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
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