ERIC Number: ED404197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Civis Polonus: A Draft Proposal for the Development of Active Citizenship among Poland's Youth.
Kowalski, Jacek; And Others
This document describes a program that will give Polish students the opportunity to learn about the political institutions of their country and the linkages among these institutions. Because knowledge of the structure and operating principles of central governing institutions is relatively poor among Polish youth, the Civis Polonus program was developed to enable students to observe the operations of the Polish political system directly and indirectly through simulations and educational games. In the course of five days spent in Warsaw, 50 students and 10 teachers from across Poland had the opportunity to observe the methods involved in decision making by the major branches of the national government. Long term program goals include: (1) closing the gap between young citizens and their elected representatives; (2) learning about the operations of major governmental institutions; (3) stimulating young citizens' interest in the activities of these institutions; (4) stimulating the institutions' interest in the problems associated with disseminating the information concerning the functioning of the Polish political system to Polish youth; (5) increasing the levels of activity among young people in their educational and local environments; and (6) initiating local programs that would be modeled on this program. The booklet lists the materials that will be prepared for the program. Requirements for participants are listed. A time line and outline of activities are included. (DK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Mershon Center.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Poland