ERIC Number: ED541852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1915
Reference Count: 0
The Teaching of Community Civics. Bulletin, 1915, No. 23. Whole Number 650
Barnard, J. Lynn; Carrier, F. W.; Dunn, Arthur William; Kingsley, Clarence D.
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
For good citizenship men and women must not only have good will but an abiding interest in the welfare of the community. They must also have a working knowledge of social agencies, good judgment as to methods of social activities, and a more or less comprehensive understanding of fundamental principles of social life and progress. Much can be done in childhood and in the elementary grades of the school to create interest and give a certain amount of concrete knowledge of particular social activities and agencies, but not until boys and girls have reached the years of adolescence, the high-school age and they begin to gain any very full understanding of abstract principles of social, civic, and governmental life. Instruction in this subject in the high school is therefore of utmost importance. For use in the high schools many textbooks and manuals have been prepared on this subject, some good and some not so good but there is still need for good manuals on the subject of community civics that will help teachers to treat the subject in an inductive way and to relate it properly to other subjects and to the past, present, and future life of the students. This manuscript offers such help. This bulletin contains three parts: (1) Aims and Methods in Teaching Community Civics; (2) Suggested Treatment of the Elements of Welfare; and (3) Bibliographical suggestions. [Prepared by a special committee of the Commission on the Reorganization of Secondary Education National Education Association. Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Civics, Role of Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Elementary School Curriculum, High School Students, Public Schools, Citizenship Education, Educational Principles, Educational Philosophy, Citizenship, Citizenship Responsibility, Teaching Methods, Bibliographies, Instructional Materials, Public Policy, Government Role, Community Services, Social Services, Guides, Public Agencies, Private Agencies, Voluntary Agencies, Behavior Standards, Safety, Public Health, Recreation, Economic Opportunities, Visual Environment, Communications, Transportation, Migration, Law Enforcement
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)