ERIC Number: ED178451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Proceedings of Citizen Education Conference (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, February 14, 1978).
Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
The conference provided a forum where educators, members of public service organizations, and legislators could explore the need for and commitment to citizen education, set citizen education objectives, and generate ideas for creating a citizen education effort. Conference participants explored two major aspects of citizenship education--knowledge, skills, and attitudes conducive to citizen participation; and governance skills and opportunities such as discipline and decision making which are part of children's lives in the school, home, and community. Topics discussed include skills, political concepts, and attitudes which can help prepare students for changing world conditions; the need for school/community cooperation; gaps in student knowledge about political affairs; cognitive and affective objectives of citizenship education; curriculum development; characteristics of an ideal citizenship education program; citizen competence; and using students' everyday political experiences to help them understand the adult political world. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Conference Reports, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Political Socialization, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Social Studies
Research for Better Schools, Inc., 444 North Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 ($3.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 120-121