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ERIC Number: ED314300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Civics Education in High School Curricula.
Guasti, Lucio; Guerzoni, Tolmino
This paper is presented in three parts. Part 1 discusses a three-phase research project in civics conducted during the school years 1984-85, 1986-87, and 1988-89 by a research institute in Emilia-Romagna (Italy). Students and teachers were surveyed in the preliminary 84-85 survey, which indicated that civics was not effectively integrated into an otherwise well-defined curriculum. A comparison of the 86-87 and the 88-89 survey results revealed a greater awareness on the part of the latest generation regarding civic and political matters (tables are included). However, civics education still does not represent a separate subject and is not allotted a specific place in the curriculum; a specific civics test is available, but is not compulsory. A majority of teachers were in favor of making political education a separate unit of instruction. Students were especially interested in open and frank discussions of moral issues. Part 2 explores the requirements posed by the scientific and research requirements of contemporary society on social studies curricula, including the development of the discipline of innovation science. Civics education is being increasingly seen as of paramount importance for the reformed syllabus, no longer considered an aseptic, marginal subject but rather one that naturally links with the other disciplines, especially with social studies. Part 3 discusses the role of audio-visual aids in enhancing the impact and effectiveness of civics education. (PPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy