Call for projects – The presented projects at the workshops

We are pleased to announce varied projects from all over Europe. Today, “Transforming children into agents of change” (Workshop II):

To explore the effects of learning, on children in state schools, of radical school models of practice based on rights and democratic participation.

Using historical and contemporary examples of communities based on participation and rights, to explore with students what is possible. This gives them a sense of belonging to a culture of children’s rights, that their learning and actions are embedded in an historical struggle. Demonstrating what children can do when given responsibility for their communities, its laws and justice, and how they learn, breaks the dominant paradigm of authority based knowledge and power structures, enabling the passive recipients to positively challenge their suppression and become activists for change.

The project will be presented by Michael Newman, Summerhill School, UK