“Before parents only came to the schools four times a year to know the results of their children. Now they are part of the school, not just visitors. I believe that the Kosovo* Academy has opened the schools for the community”, says Arbërie Nagavci, head of the Directorate of Education in Pristina.
Having learned about the National Programme in Education for Democratic Citizenship, teachers, parents and pupils of Vynohradiv secondary school №3 have decided to work on implementation of democratic changes in their school on their own.
Teachers in Europe working with learners from 9-10 years old up to higher education can contribute to the piloting of the descriptors of the Council of Europe Framework of Competences for a Democratic Culture.
Schools participating in the Schools for Democracy Programme in Ukraine want stronger integration of democratic citizenship and human rights into the curricula and further steps in developing democratic school governance.
After participating at a training course on Utøya, students from Frydenberg Secondary School used what they had learned to train their fellow students. Through inter-active exercises they facilitated discussions in the classroom about democratic values, human rights and inclusion.