ERIC Number: ED223528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Election Information/Issues Analysis Center.
Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewell, NJ.
Procedures for establishing a student-run election information and issue analysis center at the high school level are presented. The purpose of the election information center is to provide the student population with an awareness of candidate's views and to coordinate volunteer activities of students in a campaign. Student personnel include a director, three committee chairmen (for contact, coordinating, and communication committees), and committee members. The contact committee compiles a list of candidates and locates groups interested in student volunteers. The coordinating committee matches student volunteers with requests from local political candidates and organizations, and recruits student volunteers. The communication committee compiles candidate information folders and maintains a chart of candidate's positions on major issues. The issue analysis center provides information on the evolution of issues during the course of a campaign. A bulletin board charts potential and established issues and their effect on the campaign. The maintenance of the bulletin board is supplemented by independent study, discussion panels, and student-conducted surveys. Appendices include a candidate questionnaire and election profile form. (KC)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elections, Experiential Learning, High Schools, Information Centers, Political Issues, Political Science, Social Studies, Student Participation, Student Projects, Validated Programs, Voting
Institute for Political and Legal Education, 207 Delsea Drive, RD 4, Box 209, Sewell, NJ 08080 ($0.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Research.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewell, NJ.