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Prefect elections in a Syrian school

Prefect elections in a Syrian school
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  • Prefect elections in a Syrian school
  • Duration: 02:53
  • As prefect elections get underway in a Syrian school, competition is tough. Only pupils who are members of the ruling Arab Ba'ath Socialist Party are allowed to stand for election, or to take part in the voting. This reflects the state of democracy in Syria as a whole, and shows the limited democracy allowed in the country. First broadcast in August 2011 on BBC Four as part of the series, Syrian School.
  • Credits: The Open University/British Council
  • Subject:

    Citizenship and Modern Studies

       Topic:

    Environment and Sustainability

  • Keywords: schools, education, rights, pupils, teachers, Syria, elections, democracy, dictatorship, connectingclassrooms
Ideas for use in class
  • To discuss alternative systems of government and democracy across the world, and how they contrast to the UK. Find out more about BBC World Class: bbc.co.uk/worldclass/.
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  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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