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ERIC Number: ED349248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: 0
America's School-Age Children Fight the War: Political Socialization, Participation, and Patriotism.
Tuttle, William M., Jr.
U.S. children who were of school age during World War II underwent a socialization process that led them to have great pride in their country, to believe in the moral certainty of U.S. victory, and to feel united in their participation on the homefront. Excerpts from letters of individuals who were school-aged during the War are used to illustrate this process of political socialization. The excerpts included memories of Franklin Delano Roosevelt both during the War and at the time of his death. Various measures undertaken by educators to promote the values of democracy and other ideals are discussed. Research on the political socialization of children, and the psychological aspects of child development are reviewed. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the convention of the Organization of American Historians (Chicago, IL, April 4, 1992).