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  1. 1. Developing Quality Criteria for Education for Transformation A Case Study from the Irish Youth Work Sector
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>One World Our World </li></ul><ul><li>Development Education for Youth </li></ul><ul><li>One World Week </li></ul><ul><li>National Youth Development Education Programme </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“… a planned programme of intervention designed for the purpose of aiding and enhancing the personal and social development of young persons through their voluntary contribution, and which is – </li></ul><ul><li>(A) complementary to their formal, academic or vocational education and training, and </li></ul><ul><li>(B) provided primarily by voluntary youth work organisations. </li></ul><ul><li>- Youth Work Act (2001) </li></ul>Definition of Youth Work
  4. 4. Development education in youth work is about… <ul><li>Global development </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring local and global connections for young people </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding causes of poverty/inequality </li></ul><ul><li>Human rights </li></ul><ul><li>Global citizenship </li></ul>
  5. 5. Development education in youth work is about… <ul><li>Justice not charity </li></ul><ul><li>Learning through participation and action </li></ul><ul><li>Solidarity </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging stereotypes and prejudice </li></ul><ul><li>Imagining a better world </li></ul>
  6. 6. Value to young people… <ul><li>Heart of the learning process </li></ul><ul><li>Personal development </li></ul><ul><li>Look beyond personal experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes respect </li></ul><ul><li>Empowers young people from minority groups </li></ul>
  7. 7. Youth work as an ideal setting … <ul><li>Share same underlying values </li></ul><ul><li>Fits into the non-formal environment of youth work </li></ul><ul><li>Can be easily integrated into existing youth work programmes and activities </li></ul>
  8. 8. Quality Criteria??? What we do <ul><li>Start where young people are at </li></ul><ul><li>Make global connections </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight equality, diversity and justice issues </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine a better world </li></ul>
  9. 9. What we do <ul><li>Take action </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from your experience </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from others </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate it in all your work </li></ul>

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