ERIC Number: ED329450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Citizenship for the 21st Century. Our Democracy: How America Works Series.
Callahan, William T., Jr., Ed.; Banaszak, Ronald A., Ed.
As part of the formulation of a new multidisciplinary civics curriculum for students in grades 8 and 9, a major national conference on the future of civic education was conceived, on the premise that early adolescence is an especially appropriate time to introduce the fundamental ideas of a democratic society. This volume contains the presentations made to the conference by scholars in 10 areas of central importance to civics instruction: the individual disciplines of political science, economics, law, and sociology; implications of demographic change in the United States; political and economic socialization; civic participation; philosophy and ethics; and democratic values. Two appendices also are included: a Citizenship for the 21st Century Conference participants list and a list of members of the Our Democracy Project Steering Committee. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Curriculum Development, Democratic Values, Futures (of Society), Grade 8, Grade 9, Junior High Schools, Law Related Education, Social Studies, Socialization, Student Educational Objectives, Values Education
Publications Manager, Social Studies Development Center, Indiana University, 2805 East Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47405.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Social Studies Development Center.; Foundation for Teaching Economics, San Francisco, CA.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Papers from a Conference held in the fall of 1988.