London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

The Global Youth LEAD Club: A study of civics and human rights education in Turkey

Author(s) Altan, S.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2012  
Editor P. Cunningham & N. Fretwell (eds.) Creating Communities: Local, National and Global  
Age group -  
This paper focuses on project-based civic and human rights education as tools for engaging primary school learners to think globally and act locally. Forty primary school students and four teachers in Turkey and the United States participated in the study. The criteria for effectiveness was assessed through pre and post surveys, forum discussions led by Idaho Human Rights Education Centre, and the production of Project Citizen e-portfolios. Keywords: community, international understanding, cultural awareness, civic education, and human rights education

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