Democratization & Civic Action in Africa

FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Assessing claims & evidence; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Empowering informed action; Fostering creativity & innovation

DATE: November 29, 2017
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
PDPs: 5
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost; Non-partnership educators - $200

This course will explore dimensions of democratic practice that go beyond elections: the state of the press, NGOs, human rights, women’s rights, and religious communities. Using a simulation exercise, we will strive to understand the perspectives of people, including reformers, in different sectors of society.  Through case studies, we’ll look at what implementing human rights looks like on the ground, particularly in communities struggling to resolve or co-exist in situations of ethnic or religious diversity. We’ll also contrast civic action and democratization in particular African countries with events and trends in our own lives. This course is especially intended for educators who teach history, social studies, film, or political science from grades 8 to 12.

Especially for 8-12 educators.




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