ERIC Number: ED257749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Utah CloseUp, 1984.
Harja, John A.
This booklet is designed for students participating in the Utah CloseUp program. The goals of this program include teaching secondary students about the operation of state and local governments and the juvenile justice system; how laws and decisions are made and enforced in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of state and local government; the roles of elected and appointed officials; the interplay of forces that affect decisions; and governmental processes, using selected local and state issues. This book focuses on three issues: (1) taxes versus services, (2) juvenile crime, and (3) family violence. For each issue there is a section giving background information about the topic and discussing the various points of view different groups hold about the topic as well as reprints of newspaper articles about the issue. The section dealing with taxes is the longest and also includes a general discussion of the role of government. A final section deals with possible community involvement projects for secondary school students. (IS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Reynolds (R.J.) Industries, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City. Office of Curriculum and Instruction.
Identifiers - Location: Utah