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ERIC Number: EJ775214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1047-8248
Teaching Civic Education in a Democratic Society: A Comparison of Civic Education in Hungary and the United States
Pepper, Kaye; Burroughs, Susie; Groce, Eric
Educational Foundations, v17 n2 p29-51 Spr 2003
This study investigated obstacles to teaching civic education in the United States, a country whose government was established on democratic principles over 250 years ago, and Hungary, a European country presently making the transition to a government based on democratic principles. The purpose is to compare the obstacles within these two countries as they seek ways to provide their young citizens with the training and experiences necessary to be responsible, effective citizens in a democratic society. In addition, the need for intensive teacher training in civic education to assist young citizens in developing the critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary to make informed decisions as a responsible citizen in the future is emphasized. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hungary; United States