ERIC Number: ED341593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
The Morality of Democratic Citizenship: Goals for Civic Education in the Republic's Third Century.
Butts, R. Freeman
In recent years a number of political and educational leaders and groups have urged the nation's public schools to place a greater emphasis on teaching civic values and on educating students to become citizens. This book puts forth the civic values and ideas that schools should be teaching. The volume is not a handbook or curriculum guide, but is designed to broaden the perspective of curriculum specialists, textbook authors, teachers, and educational policymakers. In the first three chapters of this four-chapter book, the study of and learning about history, the study and learning about constitutional principles, and the study and learning about conceptions of citizenship are examined. The final chapter offers a set of 12 ideas and civic values that should suffuse teaching and learning in the schools. These 12 values are justice, equality, authority, participation, truth, patriotism, freedom, diversity, privacy, due process, property, and human rights. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Democratic Values, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education, Moral Values, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods, United States History
Center for Civic Education, 5146 Douglas Fir Road, Calabasas, CA 91302.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, CA.