CIVITAS International Exchange Program: Czech Republic


Professional Development Conference, Prague, November 21-22, 2003.

New Ways of Education for Citizenship


Sponsored by Civitas, U.S. Embassy-Prague, and the Ministry of Education, Czech Republic.


Czech teachers participanting in the lesson, Rights at School: How should schools balance the rights of the individual with safety for all?


Ivana Havlinova, Executive Director, SVOD (
Association for Civic Education and Democracy), Czech Republic and Jackie Johnson, Associate Director, CELD.


Rich Rosivach, Colorado, presented the session, Controversial Issues and Democray: Why address controversial issues? Dana Rabinakova, Czech Partners, provided assistance.


Ivana Havlinova, Executive Director, SVOD (
Association for Civic Education and Democracy), Czech Republic and Linda Start, Executive Director, Michigan Center for Civic Education through Law.


The Colorado Delegation also presented a lesson on controversial issues at the Pedagogical Faculty, Charles University, and the lesson, What Makes a Good Rule? for middle school students at Klicek School in Prague.


Students at Klicek School in Stanislava Krizova's class, discussing what makes a good rule.


Christiane Olivo, Political Science, University of Northern Colorado, joined the Colorado delegation to Prague, with Jitka Kasova, Principal, Klicek School.


Rich Rosivach presenting lesson on what makes a good rule to students at Klicek School.