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Deliberating in a Democracy (DID) is an international program that teaches students how to deliberate controversial public issues.
The program challenges students in U.S. classrooms to tackle current civic issues with partner schools in Latin America, Central/Eastern Europe, and North/Western Asia. Through classroom deliberations and videoconferences, students learn more about critical societal concerns through an international dialogue.
DID ran from 2004-2010, during which more 400 teachers engaged more than 20,000 high school students in authentic civic deliberations. Most of the schools who participated continue to use deliberations in the classroom.
In 2011, the program became Deliberating in a Democracy in the Americas and shifted its geographic focus to Latin America.
senior program director
17 September 2013
17 June 2013
18 December 2012
25 September 2012
Lesson plans for classroom deliberations
Deliberating in a Democracy: 2009-10 Evaluation Report
Deliberating in a Democracy: 2008 Evaluation Report
Deliberating in a Democracy: 2007 Evaluation Report
Deliberating in a Democracy: 2006 Evaluation Report
Deliberating in a Democracy and Deliberating in a Democracy in the Americas are a collaborative effort of Street Law, Inc., the Constitutional Rights Foundation, and the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago.
Deliberating in a Democracy in the Americas is a program funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools [Award #Q304A100003]. The U.S. Department of Education has reorganized and renamed this office. It is now the Office of Safe and Healthy Students and is located within the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE).
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