ERIC Number: ED476012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Participation in Government.
Schechter, Stephen L.
A major aim of education in the state of New York is to prepare its students for a productive and meaningful life as citizens in local, state, national, and international settings. The "Participation in Government" core curriculum is designed to be a culminating course of study that focuses on Social Studies Learning Standard 5--Civics, Citizenship, and Government (the civics standard). Participation in government is the civics capstone of K-12 social studies student experience. Upon entering 12th grade, students should be ready to synthesize and apply this content-rich experience to the study of contemporary and/or historic public issues and to increase awareness of their rights and responsibilities as a citizen. Students should be motivated to engage in the analysis of public policies and issues that are relevant to individual students. Fundamental to "Participation in Government" is a course of study that has students defining, analyzing, monitoring, and discussing issues and policies. The course reflects an issue-based approach to public policy; the tools and skills needed in real-world learning experiences; and the knowledge needed for effective citizenship. (BTS)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Core Curriculum, Course Descriptions, Grade 12, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State Standards
New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234. Web site: http://www.nysed.gov/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York