Civic Learning As A Prerequisite For Democratic Values And Civil Society – Case Study

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Pāvels Jurs , Alīda Samuseviča , Dina Bethere , Linda Pavītola , Inta Kulberga


Democratic and responsible behaviour is a prerequisite for the formation of civil society. Thus, the civic learning gains importance in the education process. Civic learning shapes the civic position of every individual in society and preserves democratic values. This publication describes the historical aspects of civic learning and its role in strengthening democracy. Also, elements of civic learning have been analyzed, a structure of civic position has been developed and civic attitudes of young people have been diagnosed. Civic position is the relationship between an individual and society, in which he or she fulfils his or her duties to the state and acts conscientiously and responsibly towards people and own country.

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