In August 2008, the AEC’s BRIDGE Project Office Team will be starting work on the development of a Civic Education component for BRIDGE; initial funding for the activity is being provided by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).
The BRIDGE Civic Education Curriculum Development Program will involve the development of a democracy and governance curriculum framework, and, initially, the development of one complete "Introductory" module. The initial target audience will be the civic education practitioners in the Pacific and Asia region. Once a draft module has been developed and trialed, it will be formally submitted to the BRIDGE partners for possible inclusion into the full BRIDGE Project and made available to the rest of the world. As this project initially has funding for one year, we hope that the full curriculum (with accompanying implementation tools) can also be developed when additional funding is sourced/secured.
More information will be sent to BRIDGE Partners in the near future…..
Watch this space!!!