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SCALE OF REFERENCE FOR PARTICIPATORY CITIZENSHIP SCHOOLS
An assessment tool for schools that wish to understand the Participation Level of all school actors in the school learning, governance an relationship with the community.
Designed to be applied by secondary schools or equivalent (but can be adapted to different education levels) it promotes active citizenship by involving all relevant actors and stakeholders in the process.
The tool divides the school universe in four dimensions and takes into account the four major school actors. It invites school community to rate the Participation Level of each actor in each of the 4 dimensions and to sum them up in order to find out the School’s Participation Level!
How to run a Participation test in my school? (Methodological proposal) EN PT SL PL
STRATEGIC ACTION PLANS FOR THE PROMOTION OF PARTICIPATION
During the Network of Democratic Citizenship Schools project, the three partner schools created and started the implementation of Strategic Action Plans for Participation (SAPP). We find it to be a powerful way of creating change in the schools, if the whole process is motivated by a strong participatory intentionality, clear goals are set and high number of school actors are involved. It was very surprising for us to realize that planning and implementing small and simple activities (some of which were already in the school plans) with a focus on increasing school actors participation can really push schools into the path of Democratic Citizenship.
In order to encourage more schools to follow this path, we putted together some guidelines that could help you to create, implement and evaluate a SAPP for your School. It’s well worth trying it!
Furthermore, you can check our SAPPs:
- Pinheiro e Rosa Secondary School SAPP (Portugal) PT EN
- Gimnazija Gian Rinaldo Carli Koper – Ginnasio Gian Rinaldo Carli Capodistria SAPP (Slovenia) SL EN
- IV Liceum Ogolnokształcące im. Mikołaja Kopernika SAPP (Poland) PL EN