By Kim Ji-young
The 3rd Korea - Germany International Conference on Democratic Civic Education was held from September 18 to 21 in the LG Convention Hall with the theme ?lobalization, Democracy, and Civil Education.?A total of 12 professors each from Germany and Korea presented and discussed their studies regarding globalization and democracy in the two countries, and about 60 professors and experts from various fields of studies participated in the conference.
Korea has gained institutional democracy to some degree; however, civic consciousness of democracy is still not as developed as the institutional infrastructure. Conference participants examined plans for cultivating democratic-minded citizens from Korea and Germany? perspective in order to give democratic society a firmer position in the globalized world.