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ERIC Number: ED180922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
History of Citizen Education Colloquium Papers. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 19-20, 1978.
Butts, R. Freeman; And Others
The document presents four papers delivered at a colloquium on the history of citizen education in the United States. The first two papers were written by R. Freeman Butts. The first paper traces civic education from 1776-1976. Included in the historical perspective are objectives, curriculum development, descriptions of various teaching approaches, and excerpts from textbooks. The second paper offers comments on what educators can learn from the history of citizenship education including understanding of the conceptual framework of the historian, differentiating value claims of various interest groups, and becoming aware of modern trends such as political centralization, urbanization, and secularization. In the third paper, Clarence J. Karier critiques the political education of Americans from the late 19th century to the mid 20th century. He focuses on influences of the transcendentalists, the political economy, and educational reforms from 1890-1930, the psychology of social control, and selected citizenship education approaches. The final paper, by Marvin Lazerson, discusses American attitudes toward compulsory education, protestant and patriotic influences on thinking about citizenship, and citizenship in a pluralist world. A list of conference participants is included in the document. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Responsibility, Conference Reports, Democratic Values, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Responsibility, Social Values, Values
Research for Better Schools, Inc., 1700 Market Street, Suite 1700, Philadelphia, PA 19103 ($14.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.