ERIC Number: ED481634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Democracy and the "New" Democracies: Fragile, Difficult, and Subject to Change. Occasional Papers.
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)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Democracy, Foreign Countries, Middle Schools, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, World History
American Forum for Global Education, 120 Wall Street, Suite 2600, New York, NY 10005. Tel: 212-624-1300; Fax: 212-624-1412; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.globaled.org/.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Forum for Global Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Europe