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Democracy Education

Democracy Education via Social-Media: Thomas Jefferson's Boisterous Sea of Liberty

Participants will explore a digital platform for the exchange of resources, teacher-derived activities, and expert historical content to elaborate on the ideals of self-government and individual rights for classroom use

Re-envisioning Civics Education: Empowering Youth to Participate in the Legal-Landscape

What does civic participation look like in the 21st century? How can we empower students to solve problems and advance democracy? Participants explore Law and Justice, an inquiry-based curriculum.

Measuring the Civic Values of Education Policymakers and Policy Shapers

This research proposes a measure for the civic values of those with the strongest impact on civic education— policymakers and the teachers whose ideologies daily shape their students’ education.

The hijab in public schools in the United States

In the United States, the number of students who wear the hijab (religious headscarf) is increasing. The poster presentation will explore religious pluralism and civil rights in public schools.

Conversation About Democracy in Morocco & the U.S.

A Moroccan secondary teacher who recently spent five months in the U.S. shares his knowledge/experiences with democracy in both countries and converses with the audience based on their comments/questions.

Democracy Alive in Classrooms: Kids Voting USA and Citizenship Counts

Both programs lead students through interactive, real world curricula, culminating with ballots cast at the actual polls (Kids Voting), or an official naturalization ceremony on their campus(Citizenship Counts).

Promoting Democracy Education and Global Awareness through Classroom Simulations

Learn how simulations promote democracy education. Participants will role-play countries in a simulation of the UN Democracy Fund, debating how to best promote grassroots democracy initiatives in the Near East.

The Rule of Law: Foundation for Democratic Citizenship

Teaching students that the rule of law is the foundation for all democratic ideals will ensure an engaged citizenry that values equity, social justice and opportunity for all people.

The possibilities and limits of education for democracy in schools

This paper discusses the challenges and dilemmas of democratizing schools from a practical and philosophical perspectives.It suggests a possible balance between the demands and needs of students, teachers, and society.

The Possibilities and Limits of Inquiry-Based Curriculum in Civics Classes in Arab High Schools in Israel

In this ethnographic study I examined the perspectives and understandings of civic teachers, policy makers, community members, about the implementation of community-based curriculum in one Arab city in Israel.


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