In November 2013 the Study about Development Education Aspects in Social Sciences giving an insight in the situation of the development education in 13 different countries in Europe was accomplished.
The report about the main conclusions and results summarized in the Study was published and promoted in an international conference „Global dimension in education and future possibilities” on November 14, 2013 in Riga, Latvia. The Study and the conference is part of the project “Global dimension in Social Sciences subjects in Formal Education”. The project is implemented by the Education Development Center (Latvia) in cooperation with Leeds DEC (United Kingdom), Mondo (Estonia) and The British Council Latvia with the financial support from the European Union.
Report on the presence of global dimension in the social sciences subjects contains the outcomes of the in-depth study of situation in Latvia, Estonia and the United Kingdom; the role of global education in formal education was assessed in these countries, regulatory documents, which define the mandatory curriculum, learning materials were evaluated and the opinions of education policy experts and teachers were identified. Alongside the in-depth research, the report also includes descriptions of the situation in development/ global education in other states of the European Union: Austria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland and Slovenia, the best practice examples are also included.
The added value of this Study is that it is done by non-governmental organisations, actively involved in the field of development/global education, and experts of the non-governmental sector, having both academic and practical experience.
The full report can be downloaded here.
More about the project “Global Dimension in Social Sciences Subjects”: www.globalaizglitiba.lv
Description of the picture: Report's dissemination event in Latvia: conference "Global dimension in education and future possibilities", November 14, 2013 Riga, Latvia
Information provided by Linda Ugaine, Project “Global dimension in Social Sciences subjects in Formal Education”