On 3 June 2019 Daugavpils University hosted a Multi-Stakeholder Partnership’s (MSP) core team meeting attended by eight representatives from various target groups, i.e. young people, education practitioners, civil society activists, policymakers, community leaders, etc. Continue reading “The Multi-Stakeholder Partnership’s Core Team Meeting in Daugavpils (Latvia)”
The second meeting of the UK CAPP took place on 21st May at Aston University. The team presented an overview of the first year of the CHIEF project and discussed policy recommendations arising from this with CAPP members. The next meeting is planned for November.
On 21st May the CHIEF team at Aston University (UK) brought together a core group of stakeholders from civil society to begin to design and plan a series of three workshops with stakeholders over the coming year. Working with these stakeholders will help the CHIEF team to ensure that these workshops make a difference to policy and practice.
Demet Lüküslü, Begüm Uzun, and Yüksel Taşkın have recently published their research findings on youths and polarisation in Turkey supported by TÜSES (Türkiye Sosyal Ekonomik ve Siyasal Araştırmalar Vakfı) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.1 For a while, politicians and political parties have been inclined to advance political polarisation in Turkey by using polarising strategies. In this sense, pious versus secular is one of the issues forcing individuals to take a stance on it and eventually shaping individuals’ political attitudes as well as lifestyles, in a vicious circle. Continue reading “Recent Research Findings on Youths and Polarisation in Turkey”
Since the Mid-2000s the process of designing and implementing a curriculum reform in Croatia has been taking place. It has been characterised by a number of controversies as it has resulted in heated discussions in academia. It has also become a major issue on the political scene, in the right and left wing bloc debates. The importance of the curriculum has been emphasised considering the key role formal education plays in the production and transition of cultural knowledge and the development of cultural literacy among young people. The school curriculum embodies dominant narratives in terms of identity formation processes, relationships to cultural heritage and inter-culturalism. Accordingly, some of the most addressed questions in the aforementioned debates in Croatia have been related to history interpretations, particularly regarding the Second World War, socialist era and the Homeland war for independence in the 1990s, which have been understood as the national identity fundaments. Continue reading “The Intertwined Relationship between Politics and Curriculum Reform”
Can a cultural tradition be a process of acquisition of cultural literacy for new migrants? It is sometimes difficult to incorporate new migrants into the most traditional part of our local culture. However, any culture is a product of diverse cultural processes through history. And local tradition could be understood as not so local. Neither so traditional. And perhaps it could become an opening invitation for integration and sharing cultural practices with people from other countries. Continue reading “Integration and diversity in Catalan popular culture heritage”
February 13-14 2019 @ Centre Marc Bloch
Fantastic two days with Citizens For Europe (CFE) who provided work package 8 teams with insightful tips as well as participatory and interactive methods on developing our multi-stakeholder partnership and policy advocacy, to allow for inclusive, reflective and participatory social changes. We were thrilled to be joined by our civil society partners from Croatia, Georgia and Turkey. Continue reading “CHIEF Training Session with Citizens For Europe – Berlin, Germany”
The first meeting of the UK Council of Policy and Practice was convened at Aston University on 25th January 2019. The Council will meet biannually for the duration of CHIEF to advise on the design of the project and to underpin its relationship with those working in the field of cultural education. Continue reading “First UK CAPP Meeting”
Education reform is currently the most topical issue of the Latvian education system. The Latvian education system is undergoing serious changes. The existing education content is obsolete, therefore it is proposed to introduce changes in both the education system and education content. Education content is revised in the light of reports and policy documents both produced domestically and at European level (e.g. the European Commission’s report Continue reading “Latvian Education Reform: Topical Issues in the Sphere of Cultural Literacy”
December 18-19 @ University Library
It was an extremely productive and action packed two days discussing our plans for a survey of young people’s cultural literacy, research in heritage sites, and young people’s engagement in cultural practices, as well as plans for disseminating our findings. We also heard from Andrew Miles, Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester, on the topic of researching ‘everyday’ cultural participation. Continue reading “CHIEF International Meeting – Riga, Latvia”
Our research into the ways in which cultural literacy education has been conceptualised within UK policy over the past decade has revealed its role in shaping and promoting a particular vision of the ‘good’ citizen through a neo-liberal communitarian model of governance. Continue reading “In the UK, Cultural Literacy Education Policy Is Shaping What It Means To Be a Good Citizen”
About the Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop organised by FHF
Film Heritage Foundation (FHF) is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2014 in Mumbai, India, dedicated to the conservation, preservation and restoration of India’s film heritage, which are valued both as works of art and culture and as historical documents. Film Heritage Foundation in association Continue reading “Preserving Cinematic Heritage of India”