Participative and Peaceful Classrooms

Project Summary
Grantee : Another School Is Possible Association
Purpose : Supporting teachers and transforming classrooms to raise kids as active citizens being aware of their rights and responsibilities and contributing to social peace.
Location : Turkey
Grant Amount : 194.668 TL
Project Partner : Turkish Association for Nonviolent Communication
Period : 16 July 2018 - 1 July 2019
Status : Continues
Project Year : 2018

Background

Social polarization directly affects schools and classrooms. Teachers need new tools and methods to create safe environment for learning. Supporting teachers about children’s rights, nonviolent communication, democratic school examples and positive discipline, may help to transform schools to more participative and peaceful institutions and to raise kids as individuals respectful for diversity and aware of their rights.  

Project Goals

  • A training kit and materials will be developed for teachers about participative and peaceful learning.
  • 48 new teachers will participate in the initial training on children’s rights, nonviolent communication, democratic schools etc.
  • 24 teachers among “Other Teachers are Possible Platform” of the Association will be trained and they will become mentors of the new group.
  • Two groups will be matched through online trainings and they will be supported with case studies and mentorship.

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