ERIC Number: ED168948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1946-May
Reference Count: 0
First National Conference on Citizenship.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Presented are general session and discussion group reports from a citizenship conference held in Philadelphia in May, 1946. Directed by the National Citizenship Committee of the National Education Association, the conference provided an opportunity for political, business, educational, and religious leaders to discuss benefits and responsibilities of citizenship during the period following World War II. Specific objectives of the conference were to clarify leadership responsibilities in the area of citizenship and to define the role of education in helping citizens become responsible political participants. The 50 conference speakers included college deans, superintendents of schools, the mayor of Philadelphia, government officials, members of the clergy, state governors, corporation presidents, labor leaders, senators, foundation spokesmen, and citizens council representatives. Topics discussed included characteristics of good citizenship, world community, social change, duties of citizenship, American heritage, world freedom, reasons for participating in civic affairs, human rights, the need for citizenship recognition programs, and the citizenship value of participating in the war effort. (DB)
Descriptors: American Culture, Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Critical Thinking, Democratic Values, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Government Role, Higher Education, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility, Moral Development, Peace, Politics, Social Change, Socioeconomic Influences, United States History, Values, War
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 622-628; Photographs throughout document may not reproduce clearly; Papers presented at the National Conference on Citizenship of the National Education Association (1st Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 17-18, 1946)