ERIC Number: ED439260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Making a Difference. A Resource Pack for People Who Want To Become More Active Citizens.
Dadzie, Stella, Comp.; Turner, Cheryl, Ed.
This document, which is a resource pack for individuals in the United Kingdom who want to become more active citizens, consists of information for group leaders and five learning modules. The section for group leaders contains the following: basic tips on leading a group; strategies for overcoming barriers to learning; glossary; and overview of the modules, activities, and learning objectives. Most modules contain the following components: module aim; list of activities and learning outcomes; tips for group leaders; ideas and information; and activities. Topics covered in the modules include the following: (1) setting an agenda (ground rules, aims, stepping stones and barriers, identifying learning needs, active citizens, identifying learning styles); (2) citizenship (volunteering, global citizenship, human rights, the U.K. Bill of Rights); (3) democracy (democracy in action, how laws are made, information and communications technology, lobbying, parent power); (4) campaign groups and how they work (starting a campaign, identifying supporters, getting messages across, targeting publicity, money matters, information overload); and (5) sources of additional information (charitable status, committees, data protection, discrimination, employees' rights, financial management, fund raising, insurance and personal liability). Appended are further resources on the following topics: community-based action; citizenship and democracy; and adult learning and active citizenship. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Change Strategies, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Community Action, Community Programs, Definitions, Democracy, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Glossaries, Group Activities, Information Sources, Internet, Leadership, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Political Socialization, Resource Materials, Skill Development, Social Change, World Wide Web
National Institute for Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester, LE1 7GE, United Kingdom. Web site: http://www.niace.org.uk.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom