ONE SCHOOL, ONE YEAR
OBJECTIVE: Support longer-term sustainability of citizenship education programmes throughout one academic year.
HOW: Gather resources to extend the methodology and content of programmes, addressing both formal and non-formal education.
One school, One year has been conceived to support the implementation of citizenship education tools and methods in one school for one year, to ensure continuity to the Forming Responsible Citizens programme and citizenship education initiatives in general. Continued citizenship education will prepare young people for their future as active participants in their communities, hence reducing the likelihood of exclusion, radicalisation and gender inequality.
Strengthen the role of the school as a vehicle for the prevention of youth violence, gender inequality and discrimination.
Specific teacher training sessions to strengthen the capacities and the role of teachers as civic and citizenship promoters. Enhance the active participation of students and their families in the school and in civic social activities.
The programme, implemented in youth clubs during school and after school hours, is structured in three key thematic modules:
I. Proactive and responsible citizenship
II. Gender equality
III. Conflict management
And it consists of three main components:
1) Capacity building/orientation for teachers and school personnel through participatory teaching methodology. Teachers from different backgrounds and areas of specialisation —ranging from history, geography, languages, and maths— are to be involved and trained.
2) Creation of community / educational clubs as links and spaces for exchange between schools and civil society. These educational communities will focus primarily on the prevention of violence and the promotion of gender equality, supported by education experts.
3) Provision of pedagogical guidebooks and materials to schools and teachers.