ERIC Number: ED410176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Global Trends in Civic Education for Democracy. ERIC Digest.
Patrick, John J.
During the 1990s, there has been an unprecedented global dissemination of information about the theory and practice of democracy and civic education for democracy. This digest identifies nine trends having broad potential for influencing civic education in the constitutional democracies of the world: (1) conceptualization of civic education in terms of three interrelated components (civic knowledge, skills, and virtues); (2) systematic teaching of core concepts; (3) analysis of case studies; (4) development of decision-making skills; (5) comparative and international analysis of government and citizenship; (6) development of participatory skills and civic virtues through cooperative learning activities; (7) use of literature to teach civic virtues; (8) active learning of civic knowledge, skills, and virtues; (9) conjoining of content and process in teaching and learning of civic knowledge, skills, and virtues. (CB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Communism, Democracy, Democratic Values, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Political Science, Theory Practice Relationship, World Affairs
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 2805 East Tenth Street, Suite 120, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.