ERIC Number: ED395139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Political Literacy and Civic Education Curriculum. An Integrated Approach.
Thompson, J. D. Ekundayo
The Political Literacy and Civic Education (PLACE) project in Kroo Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone, was developed to enable people, through functional literacy and civic education, to participate in the processes of good governance by exercising their rights, duties, and obligations in an informed and responsible manner. The project suggests a curriculum based on knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be acquired, in the context of the need for political development and in the face of previous poor economic development policies. A framework for developing a political literacy and civic education curriculum is suggested, with the concepts to be taught related to instructional and possible lesson topics in an integrated approach. A model for facilitating curriculum is provided. It focuses on the learner and advocates an integrated approach to instruction. A list of eight suggestions for further reading also is included. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kroo Bay Community Education and Development Network, Freetown (Sierra Leone).
Identifiers: Political Literacy; Sierra Leone