The Project studied the process and impact of implementing a whole-school approach to active and skills-based citizenship education that involved a series of interventions including providing teacher professional development, reshaping school culture and providing opportunities for more inclusive and active student engagement in.
This approach was developed in the light of previous research by CLS which showed that schools adopting this model were more successful in promoting active and critical citizenship. The study was carried out in four secondary schools (one private in Mt. Lebanon, three public in Beirut, Mount Lebanon and the North). Initial findings highlighted the important role of mentoring in developing teachers’ practices. It also emphasized the role of the school management in promoting an active and critical notion of citizenship education. The importance of reflection for review and development of new practices (e.g. setting up a student council, adopting new teaching approach) was very apparent though out the study.
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