This description of Alicja Derkowska's work was prepared when Alicja Derkowska was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2000.
Alicja has created a hands-on, civic educational model toteach Polish children about participatory Democracy. Herschools encourage student involvement at all levels, fromcurricular design to student discipline, and lay a strongfoundation for responsible citizenship. Alicja's vision is to build an international network of these "civic" schools through extensive teacher training and multi-national exchange programs. Alicja is convinced that such a network is the best means of encouraging inclusive,democratic sensibilities throughout the region.
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