BG_X 2008_144

Grant NumberBG_X 2008_144
TypeIn-Country Grant
CountryBulgaria
OrganizationLumena Civic Association
Project NameModern Education of Intolerance to Discrimination at Schools
Amount AwardedUSD 26,500.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2009 - May 01, 2010
Project Description

a) Context The majority of the research to date suggests that discrimination based on grounds of racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, gender, age or sexual orientation is a learned behavior, so children who are acting out in discriminations and aggressive ways may have learned discrimination by repeating the discriminations behavior of adults. With this in mind, one can see why early intervention among students of age from 10 to 18 years is an important element in stopping the cycle of discrimination and learn the tolerant behavior. Teachers and pedagogues daily solve in various manner different social problems like racism and intolerance to differences. Young people need knowledge and their teachers – enacted practices for work in the new social situations. This is the reason a complex and interdisciplinary approach to be needed for systematic development of practices that are new in their sense and scope and supporting the youth development b) Goal and objectives This project aims at transferring good practices in discrimination and violence prevention to BG schools by introducing this project’s action to students’ communities (schools). The team has selected 8 big Bulgarian towns where it will implement the project in a close partnership with other civil society organizations and public institutions. The objectives are: 1. To increase the knowledge and skills of educators/school trainers (educators, psychologists, social workers and teachers tackling student problems at school) on discriminations prevention schooling; 2. To increase the coordination between citizens, teachers and students in prevention of discrimination amongst youths; 3. To develop mainstream tolerance schooling curriculum; 4. To involve the documentary film-show and discussions as a part of modern multimedia lessons in the field of antidiscrimination and tolerance education.

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