ERIC Number: ED170237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Politics and Power: The New Voter. Report of the Subcommittee on Political Science.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Social Studies Curriculum Study Committee.
The booklet contains political education materials drawn from Wisconsin state and Federal government legislation, newspaper articles, and publications from political interest groups and educational organizations. The main purpose of the document is to help educators design and implement political science and citizenship education programs in response to the lowering of the minimum voting age to 18. The document is presented in six chapters. Chapter I describes attempts by Wisconsin educators to introduce high school students to civic skills, particularly voting procedures and objectives. Chapter II focuses on Wisconsin's Age of Majority Bill. The text of the law is followed by discussion of the law's implications. Chapter III reviews political education programs in several Wisconsin school districts. Chapter IV offers a check list of 23 criteria for program development. Chapter V presents a list of agencies, publishers, and materials dealing with political education. The final chapter discusses possible future directions of the Wisconsin State Social Studies Political Science Subcommittee. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Democracy, Democratic Values, Educational Objectives, Government Role, Guidelines, Human Dignity, Legislation, Political Socialization, Politics, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Social Studies, United States Government (Course), Voting
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 126 Langdon Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53702 ($0.75 single copy)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Social Studies Curriculum Study Committee.