Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Twelfth World Congress on Civic Education

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Conference Overview:

The Twelfth World Congress on Civic Education, entitled “Sustaining Civic Education: Achievements and Challenges,” was held in Morocco from May 24–30, 2008. Educators representing more than 65 countries and 30 US states will meet in Casablanca and Ifrane to share ideas and “best practices” in securing the sustained commitment of educators, policymakers, and civil society to civic education programs around the world.

Thematic workshops at the Congress addressed pathways to sustainability, including international collaboration. Other workshops showcased civic education success stories, with a special focus on the achievements and challenges of civic education in Morocco.

The Center for Civic Education, a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that promotes civic education worldwide, hosts an annual World Congress on Civic Education in a country that has shown progress in education for democratic citizenship. This year’s World Congress was co-hosted by the Moroccan Center for Civic Education, in collaboration with the Higher Council for Education, the Moroccan Ministry of Education, and Al Akhawayn University under the High Patronage of His Majesty Mohammed VI King of Morocco.

Last year’s World Congress on Civic Education took place in Buenos Aires and focused on the connection between conscience and civic action. It was attended by more than 200 educators as well as policymakers from the US, Argentina and other countries. Previous Congresses have been held in Latvia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Northern Ireland, Russia, Mexico, Hungary, Jordan, and Poland.

The Center for Civic Education’s Civitas International Programs, which are supported by the US Department of Education under the Education for Democracy Act, the US Department of State, and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), represent a commitment to strengthening democracy and mutual understanding throughout the world. Civitas International Programs include partnerships linking US educators with educators and policymakers from more than 65 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Conference Documents:

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Concurrent Sessions
Thematic Sessions
Mini Plenary Sessions
Participant list