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ERIC Number: ED177036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Guide to Basic Citizenship Competencies: Recommendations to Compare Curriculum Materials, Assess Classroom Instruction, and Set Goals.
Turner, Mary Jane
Part of the Basic Citizenship Competencies Project, this guide is intended for teachers, supervisors, and curriculum committees. It provides diagnostic guidelines which aid in assessing needs, setting goals, and making systematic judgments about citizenship education programs and materials. The objective of the entire project is to assist in identifying basics, clarifying goals, making assessments, and developing action plans related to citizenship education. This guide is designed to help in making comparisons of citizenship/social studies materials; assessing existing goals, objectives, and classroom instruction; and setting new goals based on inquiry and analysis. Its intent is to clarify by using problem-solving tools. The guide is presented in seven sections. Section I defines the term citizenship. Section II discusses citizenship education and Section III presents seven basic competencies necessary for effective citizenship. Section IV contains a competency checklist for assessing instructional programs and curriculum materials, including a list of four criteria. The section suggests instructions on using the checklist and interpreting the results for teachers, supervisors, and curriculum committees. Section V offers an optional numerical system for scoring the checklist. Sections VI and VII identify alternative strategies for promoting competency learning as well as additional considerations. Two blank checklists are appended. (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Mershon Center.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 968-973; Competency checklists may not reproduce clearly in paper copy from EDRS due to small print type of original document