ERIC Number: ED292714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Citizenship: Goal of Education.
Reische, Diana L.
The central question of this book is, how can schools that are already overloaded with assignments from society find the time and techniques to produce effective citizens? Six chapters examine this problem. Chapter 1 documents the need for civic education and the problems related to providing an effective civic education. Chapter 2 explores the many different interpretations of citizenship education and determines that it stems from all educational experiences. A discussion of the different content areas and approaches associated with citizenship education is presented in chapter 3. State mandates and the place of citizenship education in the elementary, junior high, and high school curricula are outlined in chapter 4. Methods of providing hands-on experience to students through youth participation programs are outlined in chapter 5. The concluding chapter discusses ways to use the bicentennial celebration to revitalize citizenship education. A five-page list of references is provided, and the book concludes with 21 recommendations for strengthening civic education. (SM)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Civics, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States Government (Course)
AASA Publications, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.
Note: Prepared through a grant from the M. R. Robinson Fund.