PREAMBLE

AFSSSE ‘Discovering Democracy’:
An Implementation Focus

This project forms part of the National Activities element of Discovering Democracy, the Commonwealth Government’s national programme of civics and citizenship education activities. Through a range of activities, and subject to agreement with DEETYA, AFSSSE will raise awareness of the Discovering Democracy programme among SOSE teachers, and facilitate its implementation throughout the states and territories. A national communication network facility will be established to share implementation practice and developments with teacher professional associations and classroom practitioners.

The Australian Federation of Societies for Studies of Society and Environment (AFSSSE) contributed to discussion and debate on implementation strategies at the Discovering Democracy Implementation Forum in Canberra on 3-4 September 1998. AFSSSE provided 23 participants as agreed with the Australian Curriculum Studies Association Inc, and in accordance with the seventh deliverable in the DEETYA Services Contract. (Appendix 1)

This report summarises information gained at the Forum and has been placed on the AFSSSE web site with a number of links to other educational sites. Copies have been sent to the AFSSSE Board members, and their affiliate professional associations. A short version of the information has been provided for publication in AFSSSE member and affiliate journals.

AFSSSE MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS
Australian Association of Environmental Educators Inc
Australian Geography Teachers Association Inc
Business Educators Australia Inc
History Teachers Association of Australia Inc
Social Education Association of Australia Inc

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