September 26, 2011

CLS education for social cohesion project announcement

Project Overview

A Whole School Approach to Active Citizenship Education and Social Cohesion

The project aims to support schools in promoting active citizenship, and social cohesion through a sustainable and holistic educational programme that emphasizes critical pedagogies, democratic practices at school, and strong school/community relationships.

This educational programme is proposed as an alternative to the didactic and knowledge-based citizenship educational model currently adopted in many schools, which research revealed has failed to address sectarianism and promote social cohesion.

The project will be designed with and implemented in selected schools in the private and public sectors.
The outcomes of the pilot project will provide insight into the potentials and challenges of implementing a holistic, active and participative curriculum focused on promoting social cohesion and active citizenship in Lebanon.

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