The Center for Civic Education’s Civitas International Programs partner in Peru, Instituto Peruano de Educación en Derechos Humanos y la Paz, is working with the Peruvian Human Rights Education National Net to support young people in ten regions of Peru to participate in the Project Citizen civic education program. Read the rest of this entry »
Youth in Mandalay and Rangoon, Burma, presented policy projects at Project Citizen showcase events organized with the support of King Prajadhipok’s Institute, the Center for Civic Education’s Civitas International Programs partner in Thailand. The events culminated months of work by student groups, facilitated by their teachers, to research community issues and develop policy proposals to address those issues. Read the rest of this entry »
The Philippine Center for Civic Education and Democracy, the Center for Civic Education’s Civitas International Programs partner in the Philippines, has launched its 2013-14 Project Citizen program with teacher training workshops in the areas of Bacolod, Baguio, Batangas, Bohol, Davao, NCR, Rizal, Sorsogon, and Zamboanga. Read the rest of this entry »
Project Citizen students continue to excel in their ability to address public issues in their communities. The 2013 Project Citizen National Showcase, which took place in Los Angeles on July 18-19, displayed the ability of students to solve their own local problems through richly informed civic engagement. Read the rest of this entry »
Student volunteers from John Carroll University’s Center for Service and Social Action have been teaching American constitutionalism and citizenship to fifth-graders in East Cleveland schools using We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution. They have engaged high school students in solving public policy problems using Project Citizen and have helped middle schoolers identify and respond to issues in the community using Youth for Justice. Read the rest of this entry »
Twenty-seven student teams from throughout Jordan exhibited public policy research and solutions at the annual Jordan Project Citizen showcase organized by the Jordanian Center for Civic Education on May 18, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
Professors Carie Green of the Department of Education Foundations at Idaho State University and William Medina-Jerez of the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Texas–El Paso co-authored an article on the use of the Center’s Project Citizen in the teaching of science. 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.
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.
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.