Civic Schools is a new vision for civic education in which civic skills and understandings are integrated across the curriculum, embraced in all aspects of school governance, and built on strong connections with the community. It is a paradigm shift in the way we think about civics, moving beyond the traditional approach of offering a single course that is disconnected from other academics studies, school governance, and the surrounding community.
Civics 2.0 is built on the recognition that while the central aim of civic education – preparing youth for active citizenship – is imperative, the traditional means of achieving that goal are deficient for meeting the demands of our increasingly complex society.
We believe, there is more than one way to effectively teach civics and schools can integrate civic skills and academic content and help students make connections between their academic subjects and current events, controversial issues, and public policy decisions being made at the local, national and even international levels.Since 2012, we have been working with 4 secondary schools in Kathmandu valley and this year we are expanding our work to 4 new schools and are looking for young civic educators to be positioned for new session.
If you are in between the age group of 18-20, passionate about civics and youth leadership emails us your CV at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm, 22 June 2015.
Select volunteers will join an orientation session about Civic Schools and its program approaches, methods and implementation process. They will go through series of workshops on civic leadership, governance, democratization process, youth activism etc. are expected to commit at least 6 hours a week for 6 months (July-December 2015).Basic honorarium will be provided.