ERIC Number: ED168950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1948-May
Reference Count: 0
Third National Conference on Citizenship.
Department of Justice, Washington, DC.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Presented are background information, discussion group reports, and addresses from a citizenship conference held in Washington, D.C. in May 1948. Sponsored by the Citizenship Committee of the National Education Association and the United States Department of Justice, the conference centered on the theme, "Citizenship: Rights and Responsibilities." Speeches and discussion are presented on three major topics: the world-minded American citizen, basic human rights and attendant responsibilities, and citizenship in action in the local community. Speakers included educators, college presidents, government officials, politicians, members of the clergy, foundation and non-profit organization representatives, congressmen, and media representatives. Summaries of discussion on the major topics revealed group concensus on issues including that Americans should become world-minded citizens, find ways of achieving jointly held values democratically, support agencies working toward mass communication, set standards and patterns of action to assure human rights, support equality of opportunity, realize that all communities are interdependent, and fulfill citizenship duties on local, state, and national levels. (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: Department of Justice, Washington, DC.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 621-628; Photographs on pages 26, 59, and 93 may not reproduce clearly ; Papers presented at the National Conference on Citizenship of the National Education Association (3rd, Washington, D.C., May 16-19, 1948)