ERIC Number: ED410178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Civic Education in the Czech Republic: Curriculum Reform for Democratic Citizenship. ERIC Digest.
Hamot, Gregory E.
Many cooperative civic education projects among U.S. and Central/Eastern European educators have emerged since the end of Communist Party Rule in the former Czechoslovakia. This digest describes a collaborative curriculum development project, Civic Education for the Czech Republic (CECR). The objective of CECR is to revise the existing social studies curricular framework for the third form of secondary schools (ages 17 and 18) by taking particular aim at the overarching objectives for civic education reform started in 1989. The project seeks to develop sample lessons and a teacher's manual that realize this objective and to present suggestions for additional teaching methods. Other CECR components included: (1) an intensive Curriculum Development Workshop held at the University of Iowa and attended by Czech teachers and pedagogical faculty, U.S. curriculum development and civic education specialists, and Iowa secondary social studies teachers; (2) an international Partnership Program; and (3) an evaluation of the final product by Czech and U.S. experts in civic education and curriculum design. (CB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Communism, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Democracy, Democratic Values, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Political Science, Secondary Education, Student Educational Objectives, 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.
Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic