ERIC Number: ED422252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Civic Education: Tradition and Change in Florida and Hungary.
This paper examines the U.S. educational system foundations, with particular emphasis on the state of Florida and contrasts that system with the Hungarian system, long under the communist control of the Soviet Union. Funding, educational initiative, and curriculum control are discussed. The paper concludes with accounts of personal experiences in Hungary and observations of the rudiments of democratic citizenship and citizenship education. The paper summarizes that citizenship education has support in both the United States and Hungary and that educational reform is underway in individual classrooms across the nations. (EH)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Comparative Education, Democracy, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Law Related Education, Political Science, Social Studies
Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc., 1625 Metropolitan Circle, Suite B, Tallahassee, FL 32308; telephone: 904-386-8223.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Law Related Education Association, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Hungary