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ERIC Number: ED481634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1088-8365
Democracy and the "New" Democracies: Fragile, Difficult, and Subject to Change. Occasional Papers.
Bragaw, Donald
Issues in Global Education, n177 2003-2004
This paper provides a definition for the word democracy and examines some of the many definitions and descriptions of democracy that have been offered over time. The paper offers a lesson plan for teaching about democracy, beginning with an introduction: "Democracy as an Argument or a Developing Dialogue" (Donald Bragaw; Michael Hartoonian). The lesson plan cites approximate length and appropriate grade level; addresses national standards; lists essential purposes and essential resources; details an eight step teaching strategy; suggests application; and addresses assessment. The paper also contains: "Why Has Post-Communist Democratization Been So Difficult?" (Stephen Harrison). Discusses the difficulty in implementing democratic reforms in post-Communist eastern Europe. It provides a lesson plan in the same format as the first lesson plan. Contains a student handout. (BT)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Forum for Global Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Europe