ERIC Number: ED163218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Citizen Education and the Future.
Harman, Willis W.
This paper, the last in a series of five on the current state of citizen education, forecasts likely societal futures and explores the effectiveness of specific citizen education interventions within varied societal contexts. The content is presented in four parts. The first part summarizes the tasks of citizen education in the preparation of effective citizens and the enfranchisement of citizens. The second part on alternative future contexts discusses the importance of interpretive concepts, the basic long-term modernization trend, the emergence of countertrend forces, tendencies opposing the modernization trend, and a developing vision of a transformed society. The next part discusses four critical issue areas: energy and environment, work and citizen roles, the fundamental role of industrial-economic rationality, and knowledge of values and goals. The last part examines the type and probable efficacy of citizen education interventions in each of the following four cases: extrapolative future: citizen education "going with"; extrapolative future: citizen education opposing; transforming future: citizen education "going with"; and transforming future: citizen education opposing. Several critiques are appended. (EM)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Citizen Education Staff.
Note: For related documents see CE 018 713-716