ERIC Number: ED298062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Foundations of American Citizenship: New Directions for Education.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Seven model curriculum syllabi, designed by teachers for use in teacher education classes, feature the use of primary sources and informed personal judgement in teaching humanities based citizenship education courses. "Education and the Changing Meaning of American Citizenship" (B. McClellan) explores how and to what degree U.S. educators have directed U.S. education. "Social meanings of U.S. Citizenship, 1865-1925" (N. Cott) addresses the changing meaning of and participation in U.S. citizenship during these years, while "Individualism and the Common Good in the United States" (D. Grimstead) describes U.S. values and practices in relation to individualism versus what is good for all people. "The Ethics of Good Citizenship" (R. Tong) discusses specific U.S. citizenship qualities and tensions, and "A History of Original and Secondary Materials" (K. Hall) describes minorities' struggles to obtain citizenship. "Citizenship and Constitutionalism" (C. Schutz) offers an historical approach to the rise of constitutionalism, and "Principles of Citizenship: Historical Development" (L. Berns) considers the philosophical meaning of good citizenship. Each syllabus provides lists of primary and secondary source materials, organized by weeks, and the full-text of selected primary source readings. Some syllabi provide discussion questions and supplementary reading lists. (JHP)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Higher Education, Humanities Instruction, Instructional Materials, Models, Primary Sources, Resource Units, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
Council of Chief State School Officers, 379 Hall of the States, 400 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: John M. Olin Foundation, Inc., Alton, IL.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.