|Education For Civic Engagement
in Post-Primary Schools in
Ireland and Northern Ireland:
A Rights Perspective
|This Thematic Report is the fifth in a Special
Report Series addressing the rights and well-being
of children and young people in Ireland and
Northern Ireland.The Report corresponds with
three key UNESCO aims: to strengthen awareness
of human rights; to act as a catalyst for regional
and national action in human rights; and to foster
co-operation with a range of stakeholders and
networks working with, or on behalf of, children
Participation is a complex concept that is examined in this paper through analysis and presentation of relevant models.
This paper looks at the following topics:
Sam McCready John Dilworth
YouthAction Northern Ireland,
|Citizenship, youth work and democratic renewal. Tony Jeffs examines current and historic concerns with citizenship within British youth work and the direction of government policy. He argues that informal educators must be wary of pseudo-democracy and work to cultivate small pockets of genuine deliberate democracy wherein citizenship survives and from which it will range forth.||Tony Jeffs the encyclopedia of informal education,|
|Political Participation and EU Citizenship: Perceptions and Behaviours of Young People||
This report examines recent Eurobarometer surveys in light of the changes in young people’s modes of participation and perceptions of citizenship. All the surveys analysed took place in 2012, at a time when the economic crisis had already hit European societies.
|EDUCATION POLICIES AND PRACTICES TO FOSTER TOLER-ANCE, RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY IN CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE EU||Growing ethnic and religious diversity1 in Europe poses both opportunities and challenges to Europe-an policy-makers and societies as a whole. It is expected that this diversity will continue to increase. At the same time, recent studies show that intolerance and social exclusion are increasing, with some mi-grant groups feeling alienated. This is leading to incidences of social tensions and unrest. Education has a key role to play in preparing societies for dealing with these phenomena. It also plays a vital role in the political socialisation of European citizens from cradle to grave.||European Union, 2016|
|Power and Making Change Happen.||
This report provides a practical tool and framework for a ‘power analysis’ that allows groups, organisations and communities to explore different dimensions of power, the way it operates and the best strategic options to achieve the required change. It is about bringing people together and using their collective reflective expertise and energies to analyse the bases of power they possess and deciding on the best courses of action and channels to create or pursue. This is about true empowerment as it enables individual and groups to exercise their own power in the most effective ways.
|Carnegie UK & Joseph Roundtree 2010|
|Society at a Glance Social Indicators : Confidence in Insitutions||A cohesive society is one where citizens have confidence in national-level institutions and believe that social and economic institutions are not prey to corruption. Confidence and corruption issues are dimensions which are strongly related to societal trust.Youth tended to have more trust in national governments than the total population, and their confidence declined less from 2007 to 2012||OECD 2014|
|The Foróige Youth Citizenship Programme
|Foróige established its citizenship programme in 1968, preceding the emphasis on youth citizenship that
has come to the fore over the past decade in particular. The purpose of the programme is to promote
community awareness and connection for young people. The core model underpinning the programme
is one of ‘awareness, action, evaluation’ whereby young people undertake a three phased approach in
identifying and responding to a community or social issue. Over 2,000 young people take part in the programme in youth clubs and projects throughout Ireland each year.
|The UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway 2012|
|Active Citizenship||Progress Report 2008 and Action Plan 2009||ActiveCitizenship Office2008|
|Empowering Young People||
The rationale for engaging young people in decision-making about the things that are important for them in their lives is one that will not go away. It will only grow in importance as we seek to make our society more democratic, inclusive and less discriminatory. Young people whether as consumers of public services and as citizens have a right to be heard. We believe this report will be a helpful tool in that process.
|Carnegie Trust UK 2008|
|Underconstruction Citizenship Youth and Europe||Part of the T-Kit set of resources. So what is there to discover in this T-Kit? There are two main elements – firstly, an exploration of the concept and practice of European Citizenship itself, and then of education for European Citizenship, both in theory and in practice. And all of this linked back into youth work in Europe.|
|How children and young people win friends and influence others||
This report explores how young people associate, formally and informally, and what the effect of this association has on their well-being. The research finds that existing social inequalities shape both the processes of association and engagement, and the outcomes. Even the most resourceful young people struggle to engage as a result of barriers and obstacles being too high.
|Carnegie Trust UK 2009|
|Community Engagement Handbook||A model framework for leading practice in local government in South Australia. Useful tools for engagement described||Gov of South Australia 2008|
|Making Good Society||The final report of the Commission of inquiry in the future of civil society in the UK and Ireland||Carnegie Trust UK 2010|
|An Equal Place at the Table||
Participation matters. Children and young people under the age of 18 are one of the largest user groups of public services – they go to school everyday, seek advice about their health, use public transport, take part in local sports and other activities, and are affected by crime. But most individuals and organisations, statutory and voluntary sector services, businesses and local government fail to ask them for their views –
|National Children's Bureau UK 2010|
|Hearing Young Voices||
Hearing Young Voices examines both the theory and practice of consultation with children and takes a close look at many of the practical hurdles and obstacles that must be overcome if we are to respect the right of children to be heard. The study pays particular attention to the special circumstances facing children living in poverty or coping with other forms of social exclusion.
|Chilren's Rights Alliance and NYCI 2002|
|Working together-Listening to the Voice of Children||By children’s and young people’s participation we mean adults working with children and young people to ensure that their views are heard and valued in the taking of decisions which affect them, and that they are supported in making a positive contribution to their school and local community "Guidance Note"||Department for children,schools and families a UK 2008|
|Making the Connection;Building youth citizenship in UK||The final report of the youth citizenship commission in the UK.
The Youth Citizenship Commission was created in 2008, were faced with three tasks. Firstly, to define what citizenship means to young people. Secondly to increase young people’s participation in politics and promote active citizenship, reflecting the communication preferences of young people. Thirdly, to lead a consultation on whether the voting age should be lowered to 16. .
|Youth Civic Engagement||A presentation by Pat Dolan at a conference in Sweden on Youth Civic Engagement in Ireland||NUIG 2010|
|Valuing young voices strengthening democracy Youth Engagement||
This report, commissioned by the Local Government Group (LG Group) and the National Youth Agency (NYA), demonstrates the contribution that youth engagement makes to strengthening democracy and delivering many outcomes that communities and councils seek.
|NYA UK 2011|
|Contentious Citizens||This paper traces the story of campaigning for progressive social change from its origins in the late eighteenth century through to the present day, analysing a range of British campaigns from Chartism to MakePovertyHistory, and international efforts ranging from MoveOn.org in the US to the "coup de text" in the Philippines. It concludes by assessing the danger and promise of campaigning today, and how it may develop in the near future||
Paul Hilder with Julie Caulier-Grice and Kate LalorYoung Foundationa and Carnegie Trust 2007
|Discovery Argument and Action How civil society responds to social needs||
Civil society in its many forms plays vital roles in discovering and then meeting social needs - from poverty and disability to discrimination. This report investigates the many ways in which these roles have been played, analysing civil society's role as a campaigner, innovator, researcher and service provider. It includes new data on how people meet their needs in contemporary Britain, as well as providing a new analytical framework for understanding civil society.
Young Foundation 2008
|HAVE YOUR SAY!
Manual on the revised European Charter
on the Participation of Young People
in Local and Regional Life
|The manual is not a ready-to-use guide on how to implement the charter at a local level – the situation varies
enormously throughout Europe. It is rather a collection of refl ections and questions that can help those working
at local level to fi nd their own ways of achieving meaningful participation by young people. The publication is
divided into eight chapters, each of them focusing on a different aspect related to youth participation and the charter itself.
|Council of Europe|
|The Enabling State : A discussion Paper||
In the context of global financial shocks, ageing populations and climate change, many now feel that it is the time to look afresh at the relationship between society and government.
This paper intends to prompt discussion and debate in the uK and Ireland around new models of government
|Carnegie Tust UK 2013|
|Enabling State: A Route Map||A follow up to above report|
|Enabling State in Ireland||A report on a round table discussion on the Enabling State in an Irish context.|
|Youth and politics:
towards a new model
of citizenship in advanced
Transformations in the relationships between young people and politics are
This Chapter is taken from PERSPECTIVES ON YOUTH CONNECTIONS and DISCONNECTIONS
Council of Europe 2015
|Youth Civic Engagement|