Civic Education Partnership Initiative
Civic Education Partnership Initiative (CEPI) partners collaborated to identify and develop a comprehensive portfolio of civic education modules to support the teaching and learning of civic values and skills in Morocco.
To bring these modules to the classroom, CEPI partners engaged Morocco’s higher education specialists, Ministry officials, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders in planning and implementing civic education within the formal education system. In addition, the partners promoted adaptation of the modules to other countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
In Morocco, ninth grade is the last year students spend in general education before they step into different academic paths. The CEPI partnership developed a ninth grade civic education curriculum and an accompanying teacher education module. In addition, the partners hosted a diversely-attended international conference in Marrakech entitled “Civic Attitudes in Practice,” and led policy trainings for Moroccan Ministry of Education officials through exchanges with their U.S. counterparts in Washington.
In 2010, Maryville University of St. Louis joined as a new partner, replacing Bowling Green State University. Partners completed their work—developing, implementing, and assessing a university course on civic education, disseminating the ninth grade classroom modules, supporting teacher education courses at regional workshops, and completing the ninth grade curriculum assessment.
At a Glance
Maryville University of St. Louis; Université Hassan II
Middle East & North Africa
Oct 2009–Jun 2010
Civic Education Partnership Initiative (CEPI) began in 2007 as a collaboration of U.S. and Moroccan educators to prepare new democratic citizenship curriculum for use in Moroccan schools, teacher education and university classrooms.