ERIC Number: ED429897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-4
Reference Count: N/A
CIVITAS: An International Civic Education Exchange Program. Evaluation Report.
This evaluation report documents the CIVITAS program's progress toward its five stated goals: (1) acquaint educators from Eastern and Central Europe with exemplary curricular and teacher training programs in civic education developed in the United States; (2) assist educators from Eastern and Central Europe in adapting and implementing effective civic education programs in their own countries; (3) create instructional materials for students in the United States that will help them better understand emerging constitutional democracies; (4) facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences in civic education among political, educational, and private sector leaders from Eastern and Central Europe, the United States, and other established democracies; and (5) encourage research to determine the effects of civic education on the development of knowledge, skills, and traits of public and private character essential for the preservation and improvement of constitutional democracy. The report states that U.S. partners and people from Eastern and Central Europe were asked to respond to questionnaires eliciting both numerical and narrative data regarding their progress toward meeting these goals. Questionnaires were mailed in July and October of 1998 to 12 European partners and 16 U. S. partners. Six European partners and nine U. S. partners responded. According to the report, responses from both U.S. and European partners clearly indicated that at these partnership sites at least four of the five goals are being achieved. The only goal not yet being achieved, by all but one site, is conducting research to determine the impact of civic education and the development of knowledge skills and traits essential for the improvement of constitutional democracy. Contains 4 tables of data, a sample survey, and informational appendixes. (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Exchange Programs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Mail Surveys, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires
Center for Civic Education, 5146 Douglas Fir Road, Calabasas, CA 91302.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, CA.