ERIC Number: ED310016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul-24
Reference Count: N/A
Civic Virtues and Character Development among Youth. A Leadership Symposium Hosted by the Education Commission of the States (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 24, 1985). No. CD-85-1.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
A belief that teachers and the school environment cannot be neutral forces in terms of shaping attitudes and behavior, that a publicly supported school should make no apology for trying to help young people understand and incorporate into their lives those civic virtues that almost everyone agrees are important to a democracy, plus a perceived need for more dialogue and research in this area underlies this symposium on the topic of values education. Approximately 200 key policy makers in the United States who provide leadership in citizenship education and character development at the K-12 levels of schooling were invited to attend. Presented in this document are: the symposium agenda; a list of 23 principles developed by participants for advancing civic virtues and character development among youth; a list of the participants; a bibliography of 102 readings recommended by the invitees; and copies of 19 handouts provided by the symposium presenters which explain the various programs and goals of their respective institutions. (JB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.