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ERIC Number: ED177038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Community and Citizenship: A Guide for Planning and Leadership.
Turner, Mary Jane
Part of a project to assist educators, parents, and community leaders as they develop and implement citizenship education programs, the document provides information to help youth program leaders assess the influence of their efforts on development of youngsters' basic citizenship competence. The document is presented in five chapters. Chapter I considers what citizenship means, with emphasis on its importance to youth as members of families, schools, and communities. Chapter II defines citizenship education as learning and instruction directed toward development of citizen competence. Chapter III presents seven basic citizenship competencies and explains how they can serve as a guide for setting goals and assessing progress. The competencies are acquiring and using information about political situations; assessing personal involvement in political situations; making decisions regarding group governance; making judgments and using standards such as justice, ethics, morality, and practicality; communicating ideas to other citizens and decision makers; cooperating with others in groups to achieve mutual goals; and promoting and protecting personal interests and values. The final chapter presents two checklists--one for applying the seven competencies to youth programs and the other for assessing the extent to which a community is facilitating development of citizenship competencies. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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 from EDRS in paper copy due to small print type of original document