ERIC Number: ED175736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Who Teaches Citizenship? A Survey of Documents and Resources.
Turner, Mary Jane
The booklet lists and analyzes documents related to citizenship education from four sectors of society: business and industry, education, labor, and the voluntary sector. They were selected on the basis of their utility in providing an understanding of citizen education, and their influence on existing programs. Citizenship education is defined as those programs and processes that can provide the knowledge, skills, values, and experiences people need for responsible citizenship. The booklet is divided into five sections. Section I discusses general literature, focusing on mainstream histories, pluralistic perspectives, and revisionist analyses. Section II examines changing attitudes toward citizenship education in the schools, listing documents about early guidelines and curriculum patterns, later influences, and goal-oriented approaches. Section III notes information emanating from the business world. Section IV discusses labor education sources and their publications, such as union-conducted programs, university based programs, and community service involvement. Section V examines general volunteer organizations, community organizations, and foundations. Conclusions show that each sector of society emphasizes one or two of the learning areas (knowledge, skills, attitudes, and participation). For a national effort in citizen education, recommendations are that each sector be assigned responsibility for one or two skills, or all sectors redesign their programs to include all four skills. Appendices include annotated readings in the ERIC system and an extensive index. (CK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Business, Citizenship, Community Organizations, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Instructional Programs, Labor, Learning Processes, Literature Reviews, Schools, Voluntary Agencies
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 ($3.25)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.