ERIC Number: EJ1016690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Progressive Education in Georgia: Tradition or Reality?
Kopaliani, Bella; Harnisch, Delwyn L.; Doliashvili, Nana; Guetterman, Timothy C.
International Journal of Progressive Education, v9 n2 p11-20 Jun 2013
Despite differences among progressive educators, they share the conviction that democracy means active participation by all citizens in the social, political, and economic decisions of their countries. The aim of this paper is to explore how Georgia is meeting goals and perspectives of progressive education by widely implementing civic education programs in schools and how its schools are developing a civic society. The paper highlights the 2010 inaugural national needs assessment, which studied conditions and attitudes towards civic education. The qualitative and quantitative results revealed the importance of civic education to diverse stakeholders. Civic education develops civic understanding founded on liberal and democratic values and helps students to comprehend their rights and responsibilities for their family, community, and state. Civic education developments in Georgia include adopting the diversity principle, empowering teachers to select and implement educational process, and using modern educational technologies and foreign pedagogical innovations.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Progressive Education, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation, Educational Change, Needs Assessment, Educational Resources, Faculty Development, Teachers, Computer Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia Republic