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ERIC Number: ED372021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 9
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Humanistic and Democractic Goals in the Czech Secondary School (Aims and Outlooks).
Dostalova, Radmila
Although the humanistic and democratic practices in the Czech Republic secondary schools are currently insufficient due to the communist regime prior to 1989, a tradition exists in the Czech cultural background for humanity and democracy in education, and those values can be incorporated into the school environment again. The long term isolation of Czechoslovakia from the developments in the social sciences that have taken place in the west since 1939 has resulted in an aversion to modern social sciences. Czech participants in discussions on the content of civic education agree that the central aim of civic education is to provide students the skills for individual responsibility and social participation. The goal of social science teaching that developed from participant discussions is to provide pupils with an understanding of the principles of a democratic society and to identify the fundamental values of a democracy. Extracurricular activities based in the civics curriculum help the students to think critically, listen with discernment, and communicate with power and precision. Education for citizenship means to enable students to make connections between what they learn and how they live. (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic; Czechoslovakia