John Simkin Posted May 26, 2005 Share Posted May 26, 2005 Here is a brief summary of my ideas on our Citizenship Project. This will of course be finalized at our meeting in September. However, this thread will give us a chance to develop our ideas. It should be pointed out that some aspects of my suggestions are determined by the terms of Comenius 2.1 I suggest that we create a website and forum (we have already done this) on the subject of Teaching Citizenship. In the first year of the project I think we should create a website that contains: An account of how Citizenship is taught in Europe. This would contain an overview of each individual country plus a database of case-studies. Members of the project would be responsible for writing an overview of how the subject is taught in their own country. They would also contribute one or more case-studies. These would be published in English and in the language of the author. This will give us accounts of what is happening in Italy, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Hungary, Sweden, Germany, Greece, England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. We could also commission overviews and case-studies for countries outside the project team. I would suggest the best way of doing this is to create associate members. This is something we have done successfully with our E-HELP project. These people could be paid a small fee for this work. They could also be invited to one of our two meetings a year. The website could also contain a collection of reviews of resources to teach Citizenship on the web. (I will start a thread on this later today). Where possible, these overviews (and maybe the case-studies) will be translated into other languages. I suggest we concentrate on the languages of our members. However, we might consider it necessary to have a French version of the material on the website. In year two we could add to the accounts produced in year one. We might want to consider producing overviews and case-studies from countries outside Europe. For example, our Forum includes teachers from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc. I suggest that in year 2 we also begin to write a report that examines how Citizenship is being taught in Europe. This report could even suggest a model approach to the subject. Under the terms of Comenius 2.1 we have to provide a Conference for teachers at the end of the 3 Year Project. This would be our primary focus in the final year. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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