ERIC Number: ED171618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Citizenship Education Issue: Problems and Programs. Report No. 123.
The document analyzes the background, issues, current status, and trends concerning citizenship education. In section I, historic and current forces which shape citizenship programs are presented. Civil education is traced from the revolutionary period to the present. Current influential forces described include global interdependence and advanced technology. Section II discusses the basic problems of defining citizenship and of determining the scope, degree, and locus of control of citizenship education. Current programs and promising directions comprise section III. Activities of state legislatures and education agencies, foundations, agencies, organizations, and program developers are discussed. Section IV discusses the trends and needs in citizenship education. It also suggests activities designed as a stimulus to generate ideas for groups who might want to take action to meet some of the current needs in citizenship education. A final section presents a bibliography and addresses of organizations and contact persons. (KC)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Definitions, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educational Problems, Educational Programs, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Formation, Political Issues, Program Development, Research Needs, Social Influences, State of the Art Reviews, Technology, United States History
Education Commission of the States, Suite 300, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80295 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Dept. of Elementary/Secondary Education.
Note: Several pages may not reproduce clearly in hard copy due to small print