The process of enhancing the civic education curriculum has begun

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The Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) and the Bureau for the Development of Education (BDE), in cooperation with the Macedonian Civic Education Centre (MCEC), have started implementing activities aimed at enhancing the civic education curriculum in the primary and secondary education in the Republic of Macedonia.

To that end, an expert team has been established that will work on the concept for enhancing the civic education curriculum in the primary and secondary education and provide guidelines and support to the working groups in terms of the development of the curricula.

The first meeting of the expert team was held on 30th November 2017 at the MoES, where the Minister of Education and Science, Renata Deskoska, emphasized the importance of the launching of this process that will enhance the contents in the civic education subjects, as well as provide proposals for a cross-subject application of civic education. Minister Deskoska pointed out that the students should apply their knowledge through curricular and extracurricular activities by means of strengthening the civic culture and democratic behaviour.

The expert team is comprised of representatives from the MES, BDE, the Vocational Education and Training Centre, teachers, university professors and representatives of the civic sector.

The process is supported by the USAID (Youth Ethnic Integration Project) and the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation from Switzerland (Strengthening Multiethnic Cooperation in Municipalities Project).