ERIC Number: ED450031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul-25
Reference Count: N/A
A Three Year Evaluation of "Citizen in a Democracy" ("Polgar a Demokraciaban," [1997-2000].
Dziuban, Charles D.; Cornett, Jeffrey W.; Moskal, Patsy D.; Gyori, David
The Hungarian CIVITAS program, working with the Florida Law Related Education Association (FLREA) and researchers from the University of Central Florida, conducted a three-year evaluation of the "Citizen in a Democracy" competition. Over this period the program grew rapidly in size and quality, involving thousands of students and hundreds of teachers who participated in local and regional competitions throughout Hungary. The final competition is held each spring in Budapest, where the best student teams come together, debating the implications, opportunities, and responsibilities of Hungarian civic life before a panel of distinguished judges. This evaluation report is divided into the following sections: "The Evaluation Design"; "The Information Protocols"; "Findings from the First Two Years"; "A Structural Model of the Citizen in a Democracy Competition"; "Student Responses to the 1999-2000 Citizen in a Democracy Competition"; "Teacher Reactions to the 1999-2000 Citizen in a Democracy Competition"; "Correlations of the Protocol Section Scores with the Final Outcome"; "The Three Year Trends"; "Fieldwork and Teacher Training"; "Focus Group Findings"; "National Competition Interviews"; "Videotape and Digital Pictures as Phenomenological Inquiry"; and "Future Directions for the Evaluation." Contains 3 notes, 16 figures, 7 tables, and 10 references. Appendixes contain a summary of the Structure of the Observed Learning Outcomes (SOLO) taxonomy; scoring protocol for the 1999-2000 competition; final results for the 1999-2000 competition; student and teacher data collection instruments for the 1999-2000 competition; map of CIVITAS regions; biographical and interview transcriptions; and digital pictures of the 1999-2000 competition. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida Law Related Education Association, Tallahassee.; CIVITAS-Hungary, Budapest.
Identifiers - Location: Hungary