CIVIC EDUCATION RESOURCES INVENTORY

Introduction

Civic education is a powerful means to assist in the development of responsible and effective citizens who can create and sustain healthy communities and democratic governments. Peoples and nation-states of the world have a significant and enduring interest in the ongoing improvement of civic education. 

The developers of CERI believe that their project can serve the worldwide concern for the advancement of civic education and responsible citizenship. The items included in this inventory are likely to inform, stimulate, and challenge civic educators to renew and revitalize their work. However, CERI is an evolving project; contributions from its users will play an important role in the relevance and application of its content. (See Submit Resource section). 

The Civic Education Resources Inventory (CERI) is a product of the Civic Education Partnership Initiative (CEPI) under the direction of the International Democratic Education Institute of Bowling Green State University, in cooperation with partners in the United States and abroad, including the Center for Civic Education in Calabasas, California. Funding to develop the inventory has been provided by the Department of State's Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and the United States Agency for International Development through Higher Education for Development. The Center for Civic Education has had primary responsibility for development of CERI. 

The Center for Civic Education has led the effort to identify, collect, and review existing civic education resources in order to develop CERI. Members of the Civitas international network of civic educators were invited to participate in the development of CERI. The result consists of 588 annotated citations provided by thirty-eight contributors and derived from the civic education literature of thirty-five countries located in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa and North America. (See About section.) 


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