ERIC Number: ED178453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Proceedings of Citizen Education Conference (Newark, Delaware, January 11, 1979).
Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
The conference provided a forum where educators, education officers from the state of Delaware, citizen education groups, representatives of public service organizations, and members of the citizen education component of Research for Better Schools (RBS) could exchange ideas related to the conference theme, "Developing Competent Citizens in a Global Society." The conference was organized around four questions: 1) What values should shape our conceptions of responsible citizenship? 2) How can citizen education foster greater participation by citizens? 3) What strategies are most useful in encouraging civic participation? and 4) How do we educate citizens to live and participate in a global setting? Topics discussed in the five major speeches and small discussion groups included the relationship of citizenship education to traditional civics courses, current trends in citizenship education, school/community cooperation, strengths and weaknesses of citizenship education programs, citizenship competencies, and the growing globalizations for emphasizing a global dimension to citizenship education included relating local community events to the global scene, emphasizing similarities in human experiences, and encouraging teachers to increase their commitment to global education. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Citizenship Responsibility, Competency Based Education, Conference Reports, Democratic Values, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Program Development, Skill Development, Social Change, Social Studies, Values
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 012 119-120