As part of supporting the users of the Prom Par Civic Education platform, we will also share recommendations and links to other projects and resources relevant for working with Civic Education.
Below you can see a list of recommendation from the Prom Par Partners:
Recomendations from EUROPEAN INFORMATION CENTRE
Culture Matters Workbook
The US Peace Corps offers a Cross-Cultural Workbook with Modules on Fundamentals of Culture, Styles of Communication, Culture in the Workplsce, Social Relationships, Adjusting to a New Culture
Get the Work book here: https://files.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/library/T0087_culturematters.pdf
Read more about The US Peace Corps here: https://www.peacecorps.gov/
Culture Matters Trainer’s Guide
The US Peace Corps offers a Culture Matters Trainer’s Guide with Trainer’s notes and Group exercices.
Get the Trainers guide here: https://files.peacecorps.gov/wws/interactive/culturematters/guide.pdf
Toolkit for a workshop on Active Citzenship with five sections: introduction to the programme, social development themes, preparing the workshop, delivering the workshop and after the workshop. There are also workshop activity plans.
Get the Toolkit here: https://active-citizens.britishcouncil.org/facilitator-resources
Handbook on Active Citizenship
Universal Patient Rights Association – Northern Cyprus, and the Active Citizenship Network – Italy offers a handbook presenting a framework of active citizenship and a tool box for civic actions.
Designing Civic Education for Diverse Societies
Research by Per Mouritsen and Astrid Jaeger
Research report giving a Historic overview, models and goals of civic education.
Get the research report here: https://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/designing-civic-education-diverse-societies-models-tradeoffs-and-outcomes
Civic Dimensions for Social Inclusion
Trainer’s Manual with Modules on European Citizenship, European Values. EU Citizens’ Rights and Responsibilities, EU Labor Market, ICT Tools, Civic Action and Volunteering
Get the Trainer’s Manual here: http://prompar-civiceducation.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/FINAL-CIVICAL-trainers-handobook.pdf
Recommendations from VIFIN
Shaping Fair Cities:
The Digital Tool on SDGs and Migration made in the Shaping Fair Cities project is a dynamic platform with local and national ressources within and beyond Europe. The goal is to give the migrant community an overview of services and opportunities in their area. A multilingual version is expected in June 2021.
COVID-19 and ethnic minories. Mapping of information channels and media
Publication in Danish from the Danish Refugee Council. Among other things the report has recommendations for the information effort on COVID-19 for disadvantaged citizens with migrant background.
When cultures meet at the workplace
(In Danish). Inspiration and tools to deal with culture and integration in a workplace setting. From CABI – an information centre in Denmark focused on an inclusive labour market.
Recomendations from Centre for European Constitutional Law
Together in the EU – Promoting the participation of migrants and their descendants, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) 2017
The research examined national integration policies, action plans and strategies concerning ‘active citizenship’ and ‘welcoming society’, in the context of the societal and political participation of migrants and their descendants. The analysis identifies patterns in national integration policy responses that promote participation. The responses follow the EU’s Common Basic Principles for Immigrant Integration, the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the EU’s core values.
The comparative report as well as national reports are available here:
We learn about Greece
A useful platform which can serve as a useful and functional tool for the daily life of third country nationals living in Greece. The platform, its content is also available in a guideline, is available in (8) different languages (Albanian, Arabic, Punjabi, Urdu, Russian, English, French and Swahili) and has been written in the form of questions and answers, images and short texts to provide specific information on topics that the immigrant communities of Greece themselves highlighted as important.
Syntagma Watch (Only in Greek)
Η διαδραστική πλατφόρμα syntagmawatch.gr, που φιλοξενεί επιμορφωτικό και ενημερωτικό περιεχόμενο επικεντρωμένο σε ζητήματα Συντάγματος και Δημοκρατίας, αποτελεί μέρος του εκπαιδευτικού προγράμματος με τίτλο «Νέοι Πολίτες και Σύνταγμα». Στόχος του είναι η καλλιέργεια της πολιτειακής αγωγής και παιδείας πρωτίστως των νέων πολιτών και δευτερευόντως όλων των πολιτών που επιθυμούν να ενισχύσουν τις γνώσεις τους πάνω στο Σύνταγμα, στις έννοιες και τις λειτουργίες της σύγχρονης δημοκρατίας και των θεσμών της. Πρόκειται για ένα σύγχρονο Παρατηρητήριο Συνταγματικών Εξελίξεων, όπου οι πολίτες μπορούν να θέτουν τα ερωτήματά τους για ζητήματα δικαιωμάτων, θεσμών, πολιτειακών αποφάσεων και εξελίξεων, αναπτύσσοντας διάλογο με ειδικούς επιστήμονες, καθώς και να ενημερώνονται μέσα από ειδική αρθρογραφία και οπτικοακουστικό περιεχόμενο για τις θεσμικές διαστάσεις των ζητημάτων που επηρεάζουν την καθημερινότητά τους.
Recomendations from SYNTHESIS and EDEX – University of Nicosia
IEUME is a 2-year Erasmus+ KA2 Project that aims to support the integration process of people with a migrant background through innovative educational tools. The educational resources that will be developed will cover topics such as EU Institutions, Access to Rights, Political Culture and Civic Participation, Employability and Cultural Heritage.
The project Lingua+ aims to support the linguistic integration of migrants by providing tools to language teachers through different methodologies and practices embedded into socio-cultural interplay.
MESI is a two year-project which aimed to develop an e-course specifically designed to tackle the educational and training needs of migrants by equipping adult education professionals, trainers and professionals working with migrants with the tools needed for engaging migrants in entrepreneurial initiatives as well as increasing their participation in such activities and promote their overall integration in the society. For more information, please visit the project website:
Recomendations from GLOCAL FACTORY
Teaching Civic Education in a Migrant Glocal Community. How Can Students with a Migration Background Contribute to Didactics and Civic Education Theory?
Article by Susann Gessner, Journal of Social Science Education Volume 16, Number 2, Summer 2017
The article is the result of a research based on interviews with young migrants, where the author provides an in-depth and original analysis of the contents of the Civic Education texts, the teaching aims and the methods with which Civic Education is taught in Germany.
The study shows how civic education topics are often delivered in complete ignorance of the experiences, knowledge and beliefs of young people with migrant’s background.
From a constructivist perspective, the author emphasizes that “it is essential that lesson planning for heterogeneous groups of learners takes into account the multifaceted sociocultural experiences of the students” If Civic education is tasked with preparing all students for participation in society, the research shows how we need to get out of a nation- centric and generic European vision of the Civic Education and start instead from the experiences of young foreigners to create connections between their own knowledge, thoughts, actions and experience.
Get the article here:
The Womens’s Atlas
Research work by Joni Seager, publish by Myriad Editions
An international research project that since 1986 informs with geographical maps, data and cards on the female world: work, health, education, inequalities, motherhood, sexuality, contraception, abortion, literacy, wealth, poverty, power, changing households, domestic violence, LGBTQ rights.
With 200 infographics illustrating the status of women worldwide and the diversity of their experience, the book is easily accessible to all and highly educational for schools. The author, Joni Seager, a geographer and lecturer in Global Studies at Bentley University, highlights the importance of working on a comparative and international level to compare the status of women in the world and improve their condition. An excellent support for introducing women’s issues in the civic education theory and methodologies.
Get the book here: https://myriadeditions.com/books/the-womens-atlas/
From Shared Fate to Shared Fates: An Approach for Civic Education
By Cong Lin & Liz Jackson, article published in Studies in Philosophy and Education volume 38, pages 537–547(2019)
An approach to civic education based on the equal construction of the citizens of the nation- state identity, where people recognize not a “shared fate” but, within multicultural societies, a “shared fates” in order to build an inclusive, participatory and common future.
Buy article here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11217-019-09658-z
How to behave and why: exploring moral value and behaviour in the ESOL new comer classroom
Article by Luis Javier Pentón Herrera, published in TESOL quarterly Volume53, Issue4, December 2019, Pages 1033-1059
An action research carried out in an English language class for young migrants that shows the importance of dealing with the issues of values, traditions, and behaviors to facilitate social inclusion of different cultures in a community.
Read the article here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/tesq.532