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The Center for Civic Education’s Civitas International Programs bring exemplary civic education curricula to students worldwide in partnership with organizations in the United States and eighty-four countries. This unique network of educators, civil society organizations, educational institutions, and governmental agencies has worked for more than a decade to develop quality curricular materials and train teachers throughout Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The objectives of Civitas International Programs include:
  • Exchange of Ideas—provide opportunities for sharing experiences and best practices through workshops, conferences, newsletters, online discussions, exchange visits, and events.
  • Professional Development—introduce educators to exemplary curricular materials and teacher training programs that utilize interactive, student-centered methodologies.
  • Capacity Building—facilitate the creation, adaptation, and implementation of sustainable civic education programs in participating countries.
  • Research & Evaluation—promote independent research and evaluation projects to determine the effects of civic education programs on teacher instruction and student knowledge, skills, and dispositions.


Civitas International Programs are directed by the Center for Civic Education and have been funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and other sources. More than seventy percent of Civitas funding is distributed among Civitas partners to support programmatic activities.