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Intercultural Active Citizenship Education

Objective

This project is meant to focus on the intercultural element of citizenship and human rights education and it aims to provide guidelines for teacher education in this area. It intends to follow three main steps: (1) document analysis; (2) curriculum analysis; and (3) an empirical study. The first step, document analysis, will concentrate on the analysis of the intercultural dimension in European and national official documents that regulate citizenship and human rights education or a related area. At this stage, comparative/contrastive analysis between European and national documents and across national official documents in this area will be carried out. The second step, curriculum analysis, will examine the intercultural dimension in existent teacher development and postgraduate programmes aimed to Citizenship and Human Rights educators. The third step, the empirical study, will consist of statistical analysis and ethnographic research to be carried out amongst policy-makers and teachers of Citizenship and Human Rights, as an independent subject or as an integrated element in the curriculum, within a discipline or at an interdisciplinary level. A questionnaire, individual interviews and focus-group interviews will be the research tools used to gather information. This project aims to establish links between official documents, curriculum management and the teachers' experiences, interests and expectations with regard to Citizenship and Human Rights Education, with a special focus on the intercultural dimension, in order to make general and specific recommendations as far as teacher education in this area is concerned. The purpose of this project is to contribute to the effective implementation of official guidelines on this matter and to the expansion of good practices that have been scattered in schools. It is our purpose to follow the various levels of policy making in this specific field so that some recommendations can be made with regard to teacher education.'

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-CITIZENS-2
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Coordinator

CENTRO DE ESTUDOS SOCIAIS
Address
Colégio De S. Jerónimo
3087 Coimbra
Portugal

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Participants (4)

DANISH UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION
Denmark
Address
Emdrupvej 101
Copenhagen

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UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID
Spain
Address
Plaza Santa Cruz, 8
Valladolid

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INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
20 Bedford Way
London

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UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds

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