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Author Levine, Daniel H.

Title Civic education and peacebuilding [electronic resource] : examples from Iraq and Sudan / Daniel H. Levine and Linda S. Bishai.

Imprint Washington, DC : U.S. Institute of Peace, [2010]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  Y 3.P 31:20/254    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (15 p.)
Series Special report ; 254
Special report (United States Institute of Peace) ; 254.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on October 14, 2010).
"October 2010."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 15).
Contents Civic education as a channel -- What are civic rights? -- Distinction between human and civic rights -- Classroom technique -- Postconflict challenges -- Experiences and lessons learned -- Conclusion.
Summary Civic education provides a positive framework for collective civic identity. As such, it can be a stabilizing factor in societies suffering from violent conflict and its aftermath. The emphasis of civic education on public participation in governance overlaps with human rights, but the two fields have distinct and separate conceptual bases. Postconflict environments create several severe challenges for educators. Some of these challenges are particularly difficult for civic education programs and must be addressed as such programs are developed. Classroom techniques are a crucial part of civic education because they impart skills as well as knowledge; both are necessary features of successful civic participation. USIP experiences with civic education programming in Iraq and Sudan illustrate the challenges and rewards of developing effective, sustainable models of civic education in areas recovering from violence. Such programs require local engagement, flexibility, patience, and long-term commitment.
Subject Civics -- Study and teaching -- Iraq.
Civics -- Study and teaching -- Sudan.
Peace-building -- Iraq.
Peace-building -- Sudan.
Added Author Bishai, Linda S., 1964-
United States Institute of Peace.
Gpo Item No. 1063-K (online)
Sudoc No. Y 3.P 31:20/254

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