ERIC Number: ED168949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1947-May
Reference Count: 0
Second National Conference on Citizenship.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Presented are speeches, group reports, and panel discussions from a citizenship conference held in Boston in May, 1947. Sponsored by the Citizenship Committee of the National Education Association, the conference provided an opportunity for political, business, educational and religious leaders to discuss the benefits and responsibilities of citizenship during the period following World War II. Specific objectives of the conference were to devise ways of making citizenship more effective and to indicate how various organizations could contribute to a more active, enlightened, and progressive citizenry. Approximately 100 conference participants heard addresses by and discussed citizenship matters with college presidents, educators, military leaders, labor leaders, members of the clergy, representatives from foundations and non-profit organizations, and government officials including the attorney general of the United States. Topics discussed included special citizenship duties of various professional and vocational groups, qualities of a good citizen, community consciousness, democracy in peace time, the United Nations, participation in social and civic action, and the need to democratize education. (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 011 621-628; Photographs throughout document may not reproduce clearly; Papers presented at the National Conference on Citizenship of the National Education Association (2nd, Boston, Massachusetts, May 8-10, 1947)