ERIC Number: ED177037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Handbook of Basic Citizenship Competencies.
Remy, Richard C.
Part of a project to assist educators, parents, and community leaders as they develop and implement citizenship education programs, the document identifies and describes citizenship competencies. The document is presented in five chapters. Chapter I introduces the handbook and considers factors influencing citizenship education including social change, diversity of citizenship-related approaches used by educators, and influences of family and community organizations. Chapter II identifies seven basic citizenship competencies--acquiring and using information, assessing involvement, making decisions, making judgments, communicating, cooperating, and promoting interests. Chapter III describes these competencies and suggests activities to help individuals reinforce and evaluate competency attainment. Activities include sketching maps to show space usage in the home (primary grades), interviewing city council members (middle grades), and gathering public opinion data (adult). Chapter IV describes a conception of citizenship useful for educators. It emphasizes that citizenship involves rights, responsibilities, and tasks associated with governing the various groups to which a person belongs. The final chapter provides criteria for evaluating citizenship-related learning experiences. Criteria stress de-briefing by learners and relating content to student experiences. The document concludes with a bibliography and checklist for assessing instructional materials and objectives. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Role, Citizenship, Citizenship Responsibility, Decision Making Skills, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Guides, Learning Activities, Nonformal Education, Political Socialization, Skill Development, Skills, Social Change, Social Studies, Socialization
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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; Checklists on pages 93-99 may not reproduce clearly in paper copy due to small and broken print type of original document