The problem of implementation of the educational model, which would prepare active citizens, was constantly on the agenda for the democratic and developing countries. Ultimately, it is a rational reflective individual, an active participant in political life - a citizen – who is a main “unit” of the democracy par excellence. But as the national democracies in the 21st century are constantly being challenged by the globalization, the problem of the conceptualization and implementation of the relevant educational models becomes more relevant.
The problem, which is constantly addressed by the policy makers, is in what way to harmonize the curriculum of the national educational institutions with the values inherent to the political liberalism. Education of citizenship for children between in 11 and 16 in the UK was revoked in 2002 with the idea to monitor the situation and develop new policies for the implementation of the course. In the aftermath of the examination, several conclusions were drawn about the challenges of the new program. Apart from the organizational matters, the report stressed that the implementation of the citizenship education is problematic in its very basic premise. The main issue here is in what way should national institutions address the question of citizenship and liberalism in the modern global world?
The commission of 2002 proposed in this situation to develop a new approach to the curriculum, which would be a result of constant negotiation with the young people and encompass their everyday life experiences of the modern world. Nowadays, it has been observed that their failure to introduce the basis of citizenship education was one of the reasons for the growing cynicism and demoralization among the young people. And here, the state institutions should take a stance in promoting certain values that are important for the liberal democracy in the global world. Through the more interactive format, it could be easier to develop a model of citizenship education more appropriate and effective in the long run. This means not only theoretical training but also the implementation of special class activities and self-governing initiatives, promoting the principles of citizenship.
One of the strongest issues nowadays - is tolerance, which is definitely a part of the political liberalism agenda. And here, the political institutions should strive to develop an approach to the curriculum.
The problem of implementation of the educational model, which would prepare active citizens, was constantly on the agenda for the democratic and developing countries. Ultimately, it is a rational reflective individual, an active participant in political life - a citizen – who is a main “unit” of the democracy par excellence.