On April 13, 2013 eight teams of high school students gathered at University of Makati, Philippines for the 2013 National Project Citizen Showcase. The students, ages 13-16, presented policy proposals to address local issues of importance to themselves and their communities.
Ron Morris, a master teacher who, after thirty years in the classroom, joined the staff at the Center for Civic Education, passed away from the complications of Alzheimer’s disease on November 24. Read the rest of this entry »
On September 17, students from Amideast’s Access 7 program showcased the public policy proposals they developed through Project Citizen, adapted for use in Lebanon by the Lebanese Center for Civic Education.
Sep 24, 2012 / Civitas International Programs
Civitas Venezuela, the Center for Civic Education’s Civitas International Programs partner, is implementing “Learning to Coexist with Values,” a civic education program for preschoolers ages three to six. Preschoolers, teachers, and parents in Petare and Chacao, municipalities in the Caracas metropolitan area, are taking part in the program.
On September 8, 2012, the fifth annual Project Citizen National Finals in South Africa was held in the chamber of the Kwazulu-Natal Legislature in Pietermaritzburg. The chamber dates from 1889 and the room was once graced by presentations from Mahatma Gandhi and Winston Churchill.
LOS ANGELES—The Center for Civic Education is hosting a delegation of three members of parliament of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq, from September 20 to October 8, 2012. The parliamentarians are members of the Committee on Education and Higher Education. The objectives of the delegation are to learn about civic education policies and practices in the United States, to experience the U.S. educational system, and to consider next steps for reinvigorating and sustaining civic education in Kurdistan.
More than seven hundred students participated in the 2012 Project Citizen showcase in Manila, Philippines. Las Pinas National High School was awarded “Best in Showcase” for their policy project on plastic waste.
About 1,500 students in India’s Bihar state participated in Learning Links Foundation’s Hindi adaptation of the Center for Civic Education’s Project Citizen curricular program. Pictured are students conducting field work in a rural community.
The Deir Ammar Primary School for Girls in the West Bank’s Deir Ammar refugee camp hosted a public meeting on May 5, 2012, to support ninth-grade students in their effort to establish an athletic club for girls in the camp.
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Amara Benromdhane, the Center for Civic Education’s long-time Civitas International Programs partner in Tunisia, and ten other prominent Middle Eastern leaders have received the 2011 Arab Human Rights Award from the Arab-European Center for Human Rights and International Law (http://aechril.org/).
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