ERIC Number: ED312007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct-12
Reference Count: 0
Civic Responsibility and the American Student: The Challenges and Opportunities of National Service. The American Seminar VI: Teleconference Workbook.
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Designed for participants at a national teleconference on civic responsibility, this workbook provides the conference program, information on speakers, essays and fact sheets on various aspects of citizenship education and community service, and a list of resources for educational planning. The workbook includes: (1) a summary of the National and Community Service Act of 1989, a bill that provides funding to initiate or expand several community/national service programs; (2) a statement by the Johnson Foundation entitled "Principles of Good Practice in Combining Service and Learning"; (3) descriptions of proposals of the Minnesota Community College Student Association to make community service a graduation requirement and to create citizens councils and study circles as a means of developing citizenship and leadership abilities among students, faculty, staff, and community members; (4) "President Bush's Points of Light Initiative Fact Sheet"; (5) "Building Commitment to Civic Education: Introducing CIVITAS, a Civic Education Curriculum Framework," by John H. Buchanan, Jr., which describes a joint project of the Council for the Advancement of Citizenship and the Center for Civic Education to develop a civic education curriculum; (6) "How the Young Learn Responsibility," by Robert Coles; (7) the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges' policy statement on national and community service and statements by several political figures and educational spokespeople regarding community service; and (8) a list of organizations and publications that could serve as resources for the development of a national/community service program. (AYC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by Eisenberg Associates for an American Association of Community and Junior Colleges National Teleconference (October 12, 1989).