ERIC Number: ED336331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
The Nature of Politics and Government...Differing Concepts of "Authority" in the World...Differing Views of the "State." Resource Packet.
Burnham, Jeffrey B.
This resource packet is designed to provide teachers and other civic educators with an introduction to differing concepts of authority views of the state in a complex world environment and to serve as a blueprint for developing materials, classes and programs for civic education. The material discusses: (1) the relationship between the concepts of state, nation, nation-state, and ethnic group; (2) the purposes served by various states and their priorities; and (3) the exercise of political authority and use of power without authority. The papers included are: "On the Concept of Authority" (R. Freeman Butts); "The Soviet View of the State" (The Close Up Foundation); "On the Crisis of Legitimacy in the Communist World" (James H. Billington); and "Citizenship and Different Views of the State" (Jeane J. Kirkpatrick). Discussion questions, program and curriculum ideas, suggested readings, and a list of organizations with related resources conclude the document. (NL)
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Curriculum Guides, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Instructional Development, Non Western Civilization, Political Science, Political Socialization, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Values Clarification, Western Civilization
Council for the Advancement of Citizenship, 1724 Massachusetts Aveune NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: United States Inst. of Peace, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for the Advancement of Citizenship, Washington, DC.
Note: Intended to be used with "CIVITAS: A Framework for Civic Education." For related documents, see SO 030 206-208.