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|Other Titles:||Democracy and Democratic Education for Citizenship|
Department of Civil Education and Leadership, NTNU
Taiwan society has being experienced dramatically political and social change in recent twenty years. It resulted in fast development of democratic atmosphere and indicated unlimited opportunity and vitality of democratic development. But if we examined from the different angles, we would find many kinds of trouble and anxiety social phenomenon existing in the society, especially the people’s weak sense of civism. The upgrade of democracy in Taiwan society will be blocked probably, if we ignore the above situations. As a matter for fact that the public’s democratic citizenship would neither naturally develop nor came over night, it must be nurtured from all sort of educational settings. This article indicated that Democratic Education for Citizenship need to teach the student to understand the core ideas of democracy, therefore the content of curriculum might design according the four components of citizenship education present by John Patrick. It is important for civic educators to know that education for democratic citizenship must teach the student to learn civic knowledge, competence, attitudes, and values as a member of the democratic society. Further, this author also analyzes the newly developed major projects for democratic citizenship in the world. They may serve as frameworks for developing a local project for democratic education for citizenship.
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