ERIC Number: ED422208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
New Horizons in Civic Education. Our Democracy: How America Works.
Banaszak, Ronald A.; Hartoonian, H. Michael; Leming, James S.
This book grew from a working conference on "Citizenship for the 21st Century." The purpose of the conference was to develop specific recommendations to guide the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) and the Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) in their efforts to improve civic education for young adolescents. The conferees reached consensus on a number of content themes and the project's central premise: that instruction about the United States' political, economic, legal, and social systems can and should be integrated into the civics curriculum taught in grades 8 and 9. The six chapters of the book are entitled: (1) "Toward Civic Renewal"; (2) "The Idea of Citizenship"; (3) "Policy-Oriented Instruction: Requisite Condition for Effective Citizenship"; (4) "The Young Adolescent: Developmental Implications for Civics Instruction"; (5) "The Acquisition of Civic Understanding in Early Adolescence"; and (6) "A Model for Integrating Knowledge." Appendices offer definitions of political, legal, economic, and social concepts for civic education and a listing of members of the steering committee involved in this publication. (EH)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Pacific Telesis Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: Foundation for Teaching Economics, San Francisco, CA.; Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.