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ERIC Number: ED436459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-8
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Civic Education in Latvia's Transition to Democracy.
Sarma, Valts
Since the restoration of Latvian independence in 1991 the issues of citizenship for non-Latvians and civic participation for all the people of Latvia have become acute. The paper provides statistical data on Latvia and states that, politically, Latvia is a parliamentary system of representative democracy that is directly accountable to the citizens. The paper then discusses the Democracy Advancement Center (DAC), a leading civic organization (non-governmental), which maintains cooperation with the Ministry of Education. It focuses on materials the DAC has designed and developed for a new course in civic education at the eighth and ninth grades, discussing key ideas about the subject matter, teaching methods, and intended learners of the new civic education program. The paper also considers DAC's international partnerships, especially those with agencies and colleagues in the United States, such as Civitas: An International Civics Education Exchange Program. Contains 5 references. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Latvia