Workshop 6 - Learning Environment – Non-formal Citizenship Education II

Life-world and social environment-based approaches were considered during this workshop - like youth social work, and learning environment - in order to determine what contribution these approaches can render to reach educationally excluded target groups in extracurricular citizenship education.

Getting to know NECE Projects: Sara Alfia Greco ‘Young Offender Institutions between Social Rehabilitation and Citizenship Education’

Sara Alfia Greco (AGORA, Leibniz University of Hannover)

"I am in prison!" This is the message a young former prisoner felt carrying around even after his release like a tag on the forefront. What does Citizenship Education have to offer for young people in German prisons? The story was told to Sara Alfia Greco from AGORA research group at Leibniz University of Hannover. At the NECE project market she has presented her research project "Young Offender Institutions between Social Rehabilitation and Citizenship Education".

Learning environments in schools: Statements to remember from Workshop 2

During our parallel workshop session many guests decided to choose the Workshop 2: Learning Environment - School.

Report from Workshop 7 on Learning Environments and Vocational Training

Students pursuing a vocational training are most likely to show little participation in voting and alternative forms of political activity. So how can Citizenship Education intervene in order to address ‘default curricula’ and inequality in education values?

Workshop 1: School and Quality Assurance – Is citizenship education a tool for change of the Roma children's situation?

Arthur Ivatts (British Department for Children, Schools and Families) and Calin Rus (Intercultural Institute Timisoara) thoroughly investigated the problems which Roma children are facing in Romanian and British societies. Both of speakers put forward certain solutions. Calin Rus described program based on Quality Assurance. Whereas Arthur Ivatts was speaking about UK educational system and claimed that it fails to deal with problem of poor school performance of Roma and their absence on higher levels of education.

Voices from Praga – education perspectives on the spot

Praga district is a place where school plays a special role in the young people’s life. Not only as a provider of formal education, but also as an upbringing institution. How are teachers trying to solve the outside-school problems of their pupils? Major challenges of education in Praga summarises Edyta, a teacher from nearby school.