ERIC Number: ED374054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Civic Education Curricula for the Forms IX and XII. An Extract from the Frame Curricula for the Basic School of the Estonian Education Centre.
This document discusses the framework for civic education in Estonia. Objectives of civic education in Estonia come from the traditional beliefs of Estonian society, the new demands of social change, standards established by the Council of Europe, and experiences of neighboring countries. The main objective of civic education is to teach a new generation, regardless of their nationality, to become citizens of the world and to be loyal to the democratic Republic of Estonia. To achieve these goals, the following skills and knowledge should be taught: (1) the ability to understand the surrounding world, how it functions, and what its systems are; (2) to understand the relations between the personality and the society, to be able to decide independently, and adapt to changing situations; (3) to understand the connections between the world and Estonia; (4) to respect and obey the laws of the Republic of Estonia; (5) to possess the ability to speculate independently, to understand the reality and trends of social policy, of intellectual and political life of Estonia, and to recognize the need for openness, and human and democratic order of life; and (6) to be able to understand the changes in the society, and to realize one's role in it. The civic education curriculum of the basic school for the 9th form is divided into 35 lessons in five areas. The curriculum for the 12th form consists of 70 lessons in two areas. The first focuses on society from the aspects of political, social, and cultural life. The second discusses the economy of societies and the contemporary world. (DK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Jaan Tonisson Inst., Tallinn (Estonia).