ERIC Number: ED377120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Democracy in East Central Europe: The Case of Poland. ERIC Digest.
Remy, Richard C.
This ERIC digest discusses the Education for Democratic Citizenship in Poland (EDCP) project, a cooperative effort of the Polish Ministry of National Education, the Mershon Center at The Ohio State University, and the Bureau for Civic Education in Local Control Schools at Warsaw, Poland. The digest discusses the background of the project, the project's original five major activities, and four new activities. Directors of and participants in the project are identified. A 7-item list of references and ERIC resources is included. The five original activities include: (1) a curriculum guide for civic education in Poland, funded by the National Endowment for Democracy; (2) a primary school civics course titled "Civic Education: Lesson Scenarios," funded by the United States Information Agency (USIA); (3) a course for pre-service teachers, "The School in Democratic Society" funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts; (4) a network of five centers for civic and economic education, funded by the National Endowment for Democracy; and (5) an international conference on civic education, funded by the Polish Ministry, Mershon, USIA, and the Pew Charitable Trusts. The four new activities are: (1) the Society for Civic Education; (2) a close-up look at Polish Politics and Government, "Civic Polonus"; (3) a book for educators and policymakers; and (4) research on civic education and democratization in Poland. (DK)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Change, Social Studies
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 2805 East Tenth Street, Suite 120, Bloomington, IN 47408.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers - Location: Poland