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ERIC Number: ED433268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb-9
Pages: 9
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Citizenship Education in Slovak Education.
Mistrik, Erich
The present-day curriculum for citizenship education in Slovakia was developed after changes in the political situation brought on by the 1989 Velvet Revolution. The new curriculum reflects refocus from totalitarian indoctrination to education which aims to prepare students for participation in a democratic society. In this document the main objectives and curriculum strategies of Slovakian citizenship courses for public schools are delineated. These courses include compulsory citizenship education for all grades of vocational schools and for three grades of the secondary professional schools, compulsory social science for the 3rd and 4th grades of gymnasia and the 6th to 9th grades of elementary schools, and optional social sciences seminars for secondary professional students and 4th grade gymnasium students. Some cross-curricular aspects are included in geography, history, and Slovak literature courses at all grade levels. Content, methods, and general timetables of civic education are prescribed on a national level. Curriculum conveying the citizenship theme is discussed, and information is given regarding pedagogical methods, didactic aids, and teacher training strategies. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Slovakia