Project Citizen Educating Tomorrow’s Citizens Today . Joseph E. Kahne, an education professor and researcher found that…. “…students are more likely to be active in civic and political life after they leave school if they take part during their school years in civic education activities.”
Project CitizenEducating Tomorrow’s Citizens Today
“…students are more likely to be active in civic and political life after they leave school if they take part during their school years in civic education activities.”
“Classroom-based activities have a statistically significant impact on students’ civic and political involvement and their intent to vote.”
The primary goal of Project Citizen is to develop in citizens a commitment to active civic participation and self-governance by
Project Citizen Programs in Latin AmericaProject Citizen has been implemented throughout Latin America in partnerships with various NGOs, universities, and ministries of education.
Identifying public policy problems in communities
Students identify public policy problems in their communities by
Selecting a problem for study
Problems in our community
1. Drugs 3. Pollution
2. Violence 4.
Gathering information on the problem
Interviews and surveys t Printed sources
Radio and television t Libraries t Internet
Scholars and professors t Lawyers and judges
Community organizations and interest groups
Legislative offices t Administrative offices
Presenting the project to the public
Michael G. Fischer
Los Angeles, California, USA
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Michael G. Fischer
A CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAM AT THE
BINATIONAL CENTERS IN PERU
Proyecto Ciudadano – Mejores Ciudadanos
Project Citizen for Better Citizens is a civic program, sponsored by the
U. S. Embassy in Lima with the cooperation of the Peruvian Binational Centers, which aims to strengthen the Civic and Citizenship Education
area of the Regular Basic Educativo
System in Peru.
The main objective is the integration
and implementation of Project Citizen as
a participatory project to be developed by
high school students as part of the national
MOU AgreementwiththeMinistry of Education of Peru
“Project Citizen for Better Citizens” was approved to start under the ResoluciónDirectoral 0166-2010-ED, which was signed on February 09 of 2010 by the Peruvian Ministry of Education.
This document legally authorizes the training of Peruvian Public School Teachers in Project Citizen, as part of the Peruvian National Curriculum for Public Education.
To join efforts with the civil society in order to support, strengthen and enhance Civic Education at Public Schools in Peru, through the promotion of civic and democratic values.
To promote a culture of peace and legality through workshops for public school teachers, improving their insight and understanding of the policies and governmental institutions that safeguard the coexistence of Peruvian Citizens.
To reinforce youth education, raising awareness among high school students on the importance of a peaceful and organized participation of civil society in solving common problems in their neighborhoods and communities.
Project Citizentools in social networking:
Ámbitos y metas
Public School teachers: 2010 - 2012