ERIC Number: ED168955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1948-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Citizenship USA. Know It, Cherish It, Live It. No. 1.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
The document offers an overview of citizenship-related topics which were discussed at the third annual National Citizenship Conference sponsored by the National Education Association held in Washington, D.C. in May, 1948. Excerpts are provided from conference speeches by government, civic, educational, and organizational leaders including President Harry Truman, California Congressman Richard Nixon, and Attorney General Tom C. Clark. Speakers and discussion groups at the 1946, 1947, and 1948 annual citizenship conferences identified citizenship qualities. These included that a good citizen recognizes social problems, has the will and ability to work toward solution of these problems, practices democratic human relationships in the family, school, and community, endeavors to understand different racial viewpoints, bases political actions on democratic values, participates in community affairs, and stresses the interrelationship of the United States with other nations. Evaluative comments of the third National Citizenship Conference by church, legal, educational, and youth groups indicate that the mandates to improve citizenship were positively received. (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 011 621-627; Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to worn print type of original document; Selected papers presented at the National Conference on Citizenship of the National Education Association (3rd, Washington, D.C., May 1948)