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ERIC Number: ED395890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 548
Abstractor: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0161-6641
Current Issues: Critical Issues Confronting the Nation and the World. 1996 Edition [and Teacher's Guide.]
Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
This book accompanied by the Teacher's guide, focuses on policy issues being discussed and debated by U.S. policymakers. The book provides essays on current issues facing the nation and the world. Ten chapters highlight domestic policy issues and 10 chapters are about foreign policy issues. This book informs readers about important concerns of today and leaves judgments up to the individual. The book is divided into three sections. Part 1, "The Federal Government", includes: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "The Clinton Administration"; (3) "The 104th Congress"; (4) "The Supreme Court"; and (5) "The Federal Budget". Part 2, "Domestic Policy Issues", contains: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "The Economy"; (3) "Education"; (4) "Women and Minorities"; (5) "Poverty"; (6) "Health Care"; (7)"Immigration"; (8) "Energy"; (9) "Environment"; (10) "Constitutional Rights"; and (11) "Crime and Drugs". Part 3, "Foreign Policy Issues", includes: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Russia"; (3) "Defense"; (4) "Latin America"; (5) "The Middle East"; (6) "International Trade"; (7) "Europe"; (8) "Nuclear Proliferation"; (9) "World Poverty"; (10) "Sub-Saharan Africa"; and (11) "East Asia." Each chapter provides basic background information, identifies key questions, and gives arguments from both sides of the issue. (EH)
Close Up Foundation, 44 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A