The promotion of civic education curriculum continues

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The Macedonian Center for Civic Education (MCEC) continues with the activities for promotion of the civic education curriculum in the primary and secondary schools in Macedonia.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) and the Bureau for Development Education (BDE), on 21 December 2017, the second working meeting of the Expert Team for the Promotion of Civic Education Curriculum was held.

The goal of the Expert Team is to develop a concept and to give guidelines and support to the working groups in terms of the preparation of the civic education curricula.

During the meeting, the key areas of work of the members of the Expert Team were identified:
– Overview of international documents and recommendations on civic education, systemic setup and ongoing processes for reforms of the curricula and teaching programs in the Republic of Macedonia;
– Identification of the key civic competences that the students should possess after completing a certain degree of education;
– Analysis of the curricula and teaching programs from the aspect of civic education;
– Review of the status and the efforts for student organization and participation.

At the meeting, the key findings of the Research report for the implementation of the civic education subject in the primary schools were presented, which was prepared by the MCEC in cooperation with the BDE, within the Project for Strengthening Multiethnic Cooperation in Municipalities, supported by the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation.

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

This article is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of MCEC and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.