ERIC Number: ED445986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Every Student a Citizen: Creating the Democratic Self. Campaign for Action: Compact for Learning and Citizenship National Study Group on Citizenship in K-12 Schools.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Young people today get mixed moral messages at every turn that erode the souls of young people and of society. To examine the issues involved and to make recommendations on how to end the trend of declining citizenship, the Education Commission of the States (ECS) service-learning initiative, the Compact for Learning and Citizenship created the National Study Group on Citizenship in K-12 Schools. This report focuses on the goal and the implementation of the study group's Every Student a Citizen initiative: to engage all students in active citizenship and help education leaders meet schools' academic and civic missions. The report states that implementation efforts focus on activities and service designed to achieve three goals: (1) articulate the pressing need to revitalize education's civic and citizenship mission; (2) advance service-learning as a strategy that can challenge and guide students to meet their civic responsibilities; and (3) engage every student in activities that make a difference in their schools and communities. The report is divided into the following sections: "Executive Summary"; "Something Is Wrong"; "A Moral Enterprise"; "The Role of Education"; "The Policy Context"; "The Challenge"; "Recommendations"; and "A Final Word." Contains a 34-item bibliography and an appendix which lists programs that effectively use service-learning. (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Mission Statements, Moral Development, Moral Issues, Service Learning, Social Responsibility, Social Studies, Student Participation
Education Commission of the States, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427; ($12, plus shipping and handling); Tel: 303-299-3600; Fax: 303-296-8332; Web site: www.ecs.org/ecs/ecsweb.nsf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Note: A 10 page executive summary is appended. For related items, see SO 031 470-472.