ERIC Number: ED174523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Micronesia: Understanding Our Government.
Laue, John Paul; Tuck, Betty H.
Part of an adult education curriculum development project, the document describes the islands of Micronesia, emphasizing governmental structure and how it operates. The document was developed with Micronesians for Micronesians and is in two main sections. Section I tells stories about the interests and needs of each of the districts in Micronesia, emphasizing the way government policies and programs affect lives. A fact sheet discusses the geography, population, customs, culture, traditional leadership, and local government of each district, covering the Marshalls, Ponape, Kusaie, Truk, Palau, Yap, and the Marianas. Section II details the present governmental structure of Micronesia, including the role and function of people appointed or elected to office; municipal, district, and territorial levels of government; descriptions of the various courts and court customs; voting rules; the Constitution; the United Nations and a description of the trusteeship system; and responsibilities of the United States. The document concludes with a thorough discussion of the political status as of 1975 and an upcoming referendum describing four alternative forms of government to be voted upon. A chart comparing proposed types of government and their status quo is included on a separate sheet. Maps and charts throughout the document clarify the material. (CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.; Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Dept. of Education, Saipan.