ERIC Number: ED329481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
An Exploratory Survey of Four Groups of 1987 Graduating Seniors' Perceptions Pertaining to: (4) Student Preferred Citizenship Approaches, (5) Teacher Preferred Citizenship Approaches, (6) Citizenship Approaches and Elementary Students, and (7) Citizenship Approaches and Secondary Students.
Dynneson, Thomas L.; And Others
In order to understand the mechanisms of the socializing processes associated with citizenship development in the United States, it is necessary to study the interactions of ideology, education, and cultural pluralism as they are manifested in educational programs and in the processes of child development. The means and methods for understanding these complex social phenomena consist of exploratory research approaches. The main goal of this inquiry was to explore the current status of citizenship education and to come to an understanding of the dynamic social processes that influence its development. The study explored the opinions and practices of students who were about to be graduated from high schools in four different geographic areas of the United States. Student responses to questions four through seven are reported and discussed, and a statistical analysis of student responses to each overall question is made. Forty recommendations are made on how citizenship education may be improved. A 17-item bibliography concludes the document. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Citizenship Development Study Center.
Note: For a related document dealing with the first three research questions: (1) "The Qualities of a Good Citizen," (2) "The Sources of Citizenship Influence," and (3) "The Contributions of Social Studies Courses and Programs of Study to Citizenship Development," see ED 308 091.