Democratic School

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Ukrainian program of education for democratic citizenship in Ukraine “Democratic School” 2016-2018.

Three-years Ukrainian program of education for democratic citizenship in Ukraine “Democratic School” aims to deepen the culture of democracy in schools by supporting further democratization and decentralization of school governance, promotion of public-public partnerships and the development of a democratic environment in schools, and promoting the organization of educational work on principles of human rights education and democratic citizenship. The structure of the program provides for a dialogue between different regions of Ukraine through the establishment of partnerships between schools. Official website of the program: http://ukr.theewc.org. At the end of the conference schools participating to the Program signed a Declaration of Cooperation. Since March 2016 the school implemented the project “Democratic School”

The project aims to

initiate to support schools and local community aimed at introducing democratic change;

develop, test and evaluate a model of democracy in schools;

cooperate with the school network partners from different regions of Ukraine interested in direct cooperative efforts to develop good governance, democratic institutions and democratic culture in schools.

Information about the project

The project aims to deepen the culture of democracy in schools by supporting democratization and decentralization of school governance, promotion of public-public partnerships and the development of a democratic environment in schools, and promoting the construction of educational work on the principles of human rights education and democratic citizenship.

The structure of the project aimed at enhancing social cohesion and dialogue between members of the educational process through the establishment of partnerships. The activities of our school is based on the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights adopted Recommendation CM / Rec (2010), and with the priorities of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine for 2015-2017 years.

Expected Results

School starts democratic transformation;

school administration, teachers, students and parents involved in the school projects;

designed and assessed model of democratic culture in the school.

prepared teaching materials to guide the development of a democratic culture in schools;

strengthened institutional platform of education for democratic citizenship and human rights;

established partnerships between schools.

Conceptual Foundations

In order to develop a democratic culture in the school project envisages actions in the following areas:

democratic school environment and democratic governance;

Approaches EDC / OPL in the educational process;

cooperation and partnership with the community (including local governments);

organizing educational projects in schools or as part of community development;

facilitation of meetings aimed at identifying problems and finding solutions;

management education / training programs;

initiatives that led to positive changes in the community, organization and / or institution;

educational work and / or facilitation measures involving people of all ages and from different professional and social experience.

What project will give the participants

Children

develop mentoring skills to support the implementation of school projects aimed at introducing democratic changes in school;

develop teamwork skills;

develop skills in process facilitation partnership;

Teachers

form and / or summarize knowledge of the approaches and tools EDC / OPL and the ability to apply them in practice;

develop skills in planning, monitoring and evaluation process of change within the conceptual basis for the development project of the school;

Parents

form a shared vision of democratic principles and the school of democratic culture in schools;

develop skills in communication and group facilitation training process;

form non-discriminatory attitude to work with project participants.