ERIC Number: ED429876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Civic Education Curriculum Grades 3 and 4 [and] Civic Culture Curriculum Grade 7 [and] Civic Culture Curriculum Grade 8.
Georgescu, Dakmara; Stefanescu, Doina-Olga; Nazdravan, Mihai; Chiritescu, Dorina; Lacatus, Maria-Liana
This guide begins by stating that the curricular items recommended for civic education classes meet the provisions of Romania's Education Law, articles 3 and 4, and particularly, the educational ideal and the ultimate goals of education. Noting that the process of socialization should start early in life, the guide states that the place of civic education in grades 3 and 4 is justified by the need to introduce students to civic behavior in a democratic society. The guide then lists specific objectives, and outlines reference objectives that illustrate key concepts related to democracy. The guide enumerates recommended teaching practices. For grade 7 it is stated that the place of civic culture as a "lower secondary school discipline" is justified by the need to take further the civic education of children and strengthen it by exercising a civic behavior in a democratic society. The guide is divided into five sections: (1) "Presentation Note"; (2) "A Teaching Model for Social and Humanist Disciplines"; (3) "Basic Objectives"; (4) "Reference Objectives and Learning Activities"; and (5) "The Contents of Learning." The grade 8 guide states that an in-depth study and nuanced discussion of the democratic value and principles is emphasized as well as the exercise of specific democratic political practices that were partially introduced to students in grade 7. The guide explains that the knowledge acquired by students in grade 7 can be integrated and reassessed, and specific skills and capabilities further developed in a new context. (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Curriculum, Bucharest (Romania).
Identifiers - Location: Romania