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Using the Web to Teach Democracy PROCEEDINGS

, Faculty of Education, UNB, Canada

World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-46-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


The Spirit of Democracy Project was initiated in 2000 by the University of New Brunswick, Canada, Faculty of Education in partnership with the Russian Association for Civic Education, and was made possible through financial contribution from the Canadian International Development Agency. The focus of the Project is the development of online citizenship education curriculum resources for use by teachers in Russia and Canada. The Canadian and Russian project teams are developing materials for similar topics based on local content. Researchers, on both sides, create learning opportunities using situations and springboards. The situations present democratic issues and concepts, for example the value of loyalty, or the meaning of privacy. An important role in the Project is assigned to visual materials and creative use of hypermedia. The Project led to close collaboration between Russian and Canadian social sciences researchers, teachers and students.


Goldfarb, I. (2002). Using the Web to Teach Democracy. In M. Driscoll & T. Reeves (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (pp. 343-348). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.



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