PDF - Advancing democratic practice: A self-assessment guide for higher education (Council of Europe higher education series No.14) (2010)
What is democratic governance and how can it benefit universities and higher education institutions in preparing students to become participating, democratic adult citizens? How can universities and other higher education institutions evaluate how they contribute to their students' education for democratic citizenship?The two authors, coming from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, one a student, the other a professor, examine how deans, rectors and university staff can operate on a day-to-day basis, describe how the journey down the road towards democratic practice tends to take shape and help readers to estimate how far their establishment has come along this road. This guide offers practical advice on starting, continuing and evaluating the journey.The guide is a result of co-operation between the Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights and the Higher Education and Research programmes.
Chapter 1 - Education for Democratic Citizenship
Chapter 2 - Why all this talk about EDC/HRE?
Chapter 3 - Key areas for democratic governance
Chapter 4 - Values and behaviours
Chapter 5 - A step-by-step approach
Chapter 6 - Examples of good practice
Chapter 7 - Questions and concerns
Chapter 8 - Conclusion
Appendix - Definition of terms