ERIC Number: ED228141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Citizenship and Education in Modern Society. Proceedings of the Symposium on Citizenship and Education in Modern Society (Columbus, Ohio, April 1980).
Alger, Chadwick F.; And Others
Eight papers focus on a variety of themes concerning the character of citizenship and the nature of education in modern society. For example, one paper explores the thesis that the traditional basic categories in which the requirements of citizenship have been conceived--ruling and authority, obedience and loyalty--have already broken down and that fresh categories are emerging under the growth of democracy and its equalitarian demands. The argument of another paper is that citizenship education has been dominated by models of rationality which have placed it in opposition to its traditionally proclaimed function of educating students to develop and maintain a viable democratic society. Other papers focus on teaching citizenship for an ecological age; encouraging citizen participation in world affairs; reforming the school environment to help students attain positive and reflective ethnic, national, and global identifications; socializing the young to prosocial conduct in the negative environment existing in the post-industrial society; urging institutions to alter the reward structure so that citizen participation will be increased; and changing the structures of the public schools so that students become better citizens. (RM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Mershon Center.