Governance, Citizenship and Participation: The Role of a Kyrgyz Citizen in the 21st Century Pilot Edition Part I

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31 Dec 2000

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Introduction

Dear Friends!

It's impossible to build a democratic society without citizens who take an active part in society's life. This course on civic education is directed to educate such citizens who will live in future in a society, where human rights are respected, every person is valued and everyone cares about the common good. To be a real citizen means to take a responsibility for his own country, which in its turn means understanding of how the systems work. The purpose of this civic education book is to help the youth to understand the mechanisms of governance and participate productively in it. It's necessary also to reconsider the educational system from the position of critical thinking and new methods of teaching that are being introduced.

K.D. Sharshekeeva, Ministry of Education and Culture of Kyrgyz Republic

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