There was an interesting new post at Study International. Take a look at this excerpt:
Rather than playing house or building blocks, a few dozen Swiss preschoolers line up to cast their ballots in a vote that will shape lives in the make-believe village where they call the shots.
A “citizenship project” created by three private preschools in the western city of Lausanne aims to prepare children from a young age for participation in Switzerland’s famed direct democracy featuring referendums on a wide range of issues every few months.
“The idea is for the children to learn democracy,” Olivier Delamadeleine, head of the Educalis group that runs the preschools, told AFP.
Also see our section on World Democracy.