Respect for constituted authority

Civic Education SS1 Third Term

Week 9

Respect for constituted authority

Performance objectives

The student should be able to:

1.Meaning and definition of constituted authority


Meaning of constituted authority

Constituted authority refers to the different forms of leadership established for the smooth running of a society.

In every society, there are groups, associations, schools, government and business organizations that are composed of different groups of people. Each of these organization has leaders and these leaders are referred to as a constituted authority. For examples, the constituted authorities in a secondary school are the principal, the vice-principal and other management staff working with the principal.

Types of constituted authority

1. Traditionally constituted authority

2. Religious constituted authority

3. Democratic/Government constituted Authority

4. Organizational/Charismatic constituted Authority

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