The role of civic education in overcoming conflict situations

  • Jasminka Kochoska


The Civic education has a crucial role for young people during their training, to acquire specific skillsand abilities in participating as active and responsible citizen in life. To develop and establish Civic educationas an idea, the society needs to educate its members according to systematical and organized methods,because one of the basic roles of the society is the development of the citizen role. The aim of the Civiceducation coincides with the crucial aim of the reform of the educational system in the Republic of Macedonia,which means increasing its educational function and forming of conscious and morally responsible citizens,capable of active life and work in a democratic society and beyond the world community of nations. Theteacher is one of the main factors in creating a positive climate in the classroom. His/her success is also due tothe use of specific strategies, methods and techniques of Civic education in his own way, depending on theneeds and interests of students. (Kochoska: Кочоска, 2007). Overcoming conflict and ensuring peace is one ofthe tasks of each democratic society. The main goal is providing a state of harmony, without conflicts betweenpeople and between people and the environment. (Gordana Trajkova Kostovska, 2010) Anticipating conflictand preparing for its occurrence in the classroom are important first steps in effectively handling students’conflict. In order to overcome or prevent such situations in the future, there are many strategies, as part fromthe Civic education program.


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