ERIC Number: ED258921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Civic Learning for Teachers: Capstone for Educational Reform. Proceedings of the Seminar on Civic Learning in the Education of the Teaching Profession (Stanford, California, November 11-13, 1984).
Jones, Alan H., Ed.
This seminar discussed the civic preparation that educators themselves need to enable them to better prepare elementary and secondary students to become more effective and responsible citizens. The proceedings began with a paper on "Civil Learning for Teachers: Capstone for Educational Reform," by R. Freeman Butts. Following this, the five general sessions of the conference are presented. The focus of the first session was the different meanings of civic learning. Papers presented were: "Thinking Publicly about Civic Learning: An Agenda for Education Reform in the 80s" (Barbara Finkelstein); "Thinking about Civic Education" (James M. Banner, Jr.); "Civic Education: Parsing the Problem" (Bernard Murchland); and "Comparisons on Civic Education" (Mary Anne Raywid). The second general session dealt with what the humanities should contribute to the civic learning of teachers and administrators. Papers presented were: "The Humanities of Civic Learning" (Sidney Hook); "Getting the House in Order" (Larry T. McGehee); "Informed Consent: The Humanities as Civic Education" (Donald R. Warren); and "Civic Learning and the Humanities: Some Presuppositions of the Inquiry" (Christopher J. Lucas). The third general session dealt with the question of what the social sciences should contribute to the civic learning of teachers and administrators. Papers presented were: "Reflections on Potential Contributions of the Social Sciences to Civic Education, with Special Reference to Schools of Public Affairs" (Manfred Stanley); "The Social Sciences and the Civic Education of Teachers and Administrators" (James P. Shaver); "Constitutional and Legal History and the Civic Learning of Teachers and Administrators" (Paul L. Murphy); and "Evidence for Balancing Content with Process and Balancing Answers with Questions: The Contribution of Psychology to the Civic Education of Teachers" (Judith Torney-Purta). The fourth general session concerned the contribution that schools of education should make to the civic learning of teachers and administrators. Papers presented were: "Needed Decisions in the Civic Education of Teachers: An Agenda for Action" (Richard E. Gross); "Essential Decisions and Consensus" (Charles A. Tesconi, Jr.); and "The Social Context for Essential Decisions" (Faustine C. Jones-Wilson). The fifth general session discussed what schools of law and public administration should contribute to the civic learning of teachers and administrators. Papers presented were: "What Schools of Law Could Contribute to the Civic Learning of the Teaching Profession" (C. Hugh Friedman); and "The Recovery of Civism in Public Administration" (H. George Frederickson). Other seminar presentations included "The Centrality of Public Education" (J. Myron Atkin) and "Intersecting Themes" (Donald Kennedy). Reports of the discussion groups are also included. (RM)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Law Schools, Psychology, Public Administration Education, Public Affairs Education, School Role, Schools of Education, Social Studies, Teacher Education
Prakken Publications, Inc., Post Office Box 8623, Ann Arbor, MI 48107 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.
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