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Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing. – 1984
An eight-chapter resource guide helps high school students become actively involved in the presidential election process. Chapter 1 contains directions for student participation in the 1984 Michigan statewide mock election; these directions are easily adaptable to other state and local mock election projects. Included are sample voter application…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Elections, High Schools
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Gillies, Donald – Journal of Education Policy, 2008
This article examines education policy and the policy process in the light of two key concepts. The first is the concept of "governmentality" from the work of Michel Foucault (1991). The second is the concept of "political spectacle" from the work of Murray Edelman (1985, 1988). Taking note, further, of recent work by…
Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Parliamentary Procedures
Malament, Elizabeth E. – 1977
Because Watergate tested the strength of the U.S. constitutional system and proved that it worked, this unit could serve as a focal point for study of the U.S. Constitution. The three objectives of the document are: (1) to expand knowledge of the governance process through study of the separation of powers, the impeachment process, the right to…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional Law, Instructional Materials, Political Attitudes
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Hershenson, Jay; And Others – 1994
This collection of items including public testimony by the Vice Chancellor, Jay Hershenson, a formal resolution, a press release, and brochures, documents the City University of New York's (CUNY) unique voter registration system, "CUNY Project Vote". As the press release describes it, Project Vote is the nation's largest student voter…
Descriptors: Chinese, College Students, Higher Education, Immigrants
Stambler, Leah G. – 1988
This project is designed to help secondary school students prepare for participation in the electoral process as informed citizens. The project has students focus on current events pertaining to the U.S. election process. They study basic government concepts found in the Constitution, such as Separation of Powers, as well as practices that have…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional Law, Elections, Governmental Structure
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. – 1985
In response to a congressional inquiry, the General Accounting Office reviewed the work of five state humanities councils: California, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, and Oregon. Out of about 700 projects funded by these state councils during fiscal years 1982 and 1983, ten were judged by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) or state council…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making
League of United Latin American Citizens, Washington, DC. – 1986
Written to help Hispanics understand the electoral process more thoroughly and to encourage them to participate more actively in the political arena, this manual begins by describing the present status of the Hispanic electorate and then explains how laws are made, how Hispanics can influence legislation, and how to organize a voter registration…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age, Citizen Participation, Community Action
Granfield, Linda – 1994
This information book provides a student text on voting procedures in Canada. The short sections provide easy reading on the federal electoral process in Canada. Students read about who can vote, how and when women and minorities won voting rights, the different parties, the voting process --both present and past, and election day happenings.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics
Garrison, Bruce – 1982
In 1964, the Associated Press, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, and United Press International formed a consortium called the News Election Service (NES) that was designed to collect one set of election returns for the entire United States. A study was made of NES operations during the presidential election year of 1980 to determine (1) the nature of…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Data Collection, Elections
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. – 1977
This guide is designed to help junior and senior high school students acquire basic competencies in daily living. In addition to identifying 13 competencies, the guide explains how students can obtain certification in those skills by members of the community whose jobs require them to be proficient in them. The competencies include transacting…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Resources, Community Role, Consumer Economics
Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA. – 1983
Designed to encourage informed and critical thinking on contemporary political issues and processes, the articles, case studies, and activities in this student handbook can be incorporated into secondary school social studies units on government or current events. Seven chapters cover the executive branch of government, Congress, the judiciary,…
Descriptors: Budgets, Bureaucracy, Case Studies, Conflict
Marriner, Gerald L.; Crane, Robert – 1973
The National Assessment of Educational Progress is an information-gathering project which surveys the educational attainments of 9, 13, and 17-year-olds and adults in ten subject areas, with two areas assessed every year. The results of the 1971-72 assessment of political knowledge and attitudes are summarized in this report. Chapters 1-4 present…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Civics, Civil Liberties, Data Analysis
Gans, Curtis B. – 1988
If one counts both the mid-term and presidential elections, the United States has had the lowest voter turnout of any democracy in the world. In the 1986 election, only 16.6% of the eligible 18-24 year olds voted, and although final census surveys for that year are not yet published, it is unlikely that the turnout for that age group would have…
Descriptors: Alienation, Apathy, Child Development, Citizen Participation
Ford, Mark L. – 1984
The United States has become increasingly multilingual in recent decades, and while English is the most commonly spoken language, almost 11 percent of Americans prefer to speak another language at home. Bilingualism is promoted by governmental units at the federal, state, and local levels through a variety of programs, particularly in education…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Federal Legislation, Language Usage
Enchautegui, Maria E. – 1995
The growing Latino presence in the United States underscores the need to address Latino poverty, previously overlooked in public policy discussions. Latinos are the fastest growing U.S. minority group, and Latino poverty is also rising. In 1990, one in every four Latinos was poor, and 40 percent of Latino children lived in poverty. Latino poverty…
Descriptors: Demography, Educational Attainment, Educational Policy, Family Relationship
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