The project is initiated by RWCT International Consortium
PROJECT SUPPORTED BY:
Open Society Institute-Budapest, RE:FINE programme.
Diverse in-country activities were realized as subprojects funded by different donors: UNDP (in Lithuania), Balkan Trust of Democracy (in Kosovo), USA Embassy Democracy Commission, Small Grants Program (in Bulgaria) – “Victim of corruption? No way!” Project
PROJECT COORDINATOR: Modern Didactics Center, Lithuania
PROJECT PARTNERS: RWCT International Consortium members:
“Step by Step” Benevolent Foundation, Armenia
Center for Innovations in Education, Azerbaijan
Bulgarian Reading Association, Bulgaria
“School-Family-Society” Association, Georgia
Non-governmental Foundation for Innovative Education “Peremena”, Kyrgyzstan
Kosova Education Center, Kosovo
Romanian RWCT Association, Romania
“RWCT-Russia” Special Interest Council of IRA, Russia
“Intellect” Scholarly-Methodical Center for Development of Critical and Visual Thinking, Ukraine
PROJECT CONSULTANTS: Representatives ofSpecial Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania; Transparency International, Lithuanian Chapter; Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania; National Union of Students Representations of Lithuania; The Centre of Civil Initiatives, Lithuania
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This project initiative is undertaken by Modern Didactics Center, Lithuania, resulting from its project experience in the field of anti-corruption education “Education against Corruption” 2005 – 2007 . As a result of these projects were developed: an integrated optional anti-corruption programme for secondary schools, programmes and courses for anti-corruption education at universities, in-service training programme of anti-corruption education for teachers’ professional development; a team of trainers coordinating the project dissemination in the regions was trained. Local investigations and reports prove that anti-corruption is a “hot” topic and needs to be developed by all possible means and education in particular. The latter being among the most active social fields could offer specific reform steps and have a positive impact on anti-corruption prevention.
- To prevent corruption and increase anti-corruption awareness through development of anti-corruption educational programmes for teachers and local communities.
- To contribute to the capacity building of participating institutions and make regional impact (or at least serve as grassroots initiative) on public awareness raising.
- To build in-country teams.
- To make in-countries situation analysis and needs assessment for anticipation education.
- To develop anti-corruption programmes for formal and non-formal education.
- To develop informational resource pack (glossary of main concepts and terms, articles, sample lessons, etc.).
- To train in-country teams, capable and further responsible for the project dissemination activities.
- To share examples of good practice (classroom observations, discussions, debates, etc.).
- To develop strategic plans for anti-corruption actions in-countries.
- To provide external expertise and consultations to local communities.
- To plan follow-up activities after the project ends.
- Educators (teachers and teacher trainers).
- School administrators.
- Social partners (members of school communities, NGOs).
Anti-Corruption Education at School: Methodical Material for General and Higher Education Schools. Vilnius: Garnelis, 2006.
The publication demonstrates possibilities of anti-corruption education integration into teaching subjects and extra-curricular activities of general school and possibilities of anti-corruption education at social sciences curriculum of higher school. The publication is completed with practical examples of lessons and extra-curricular activities, programmes of integrated and optional courses, extended plans of lectures.
Additional information about the phenomenon of corruption, its outspread in various countries. Vocabulary of main terms and concepts is included.
FOLLOW UP/DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES
- To disseminate internal project results via web page, meetings, seminars, leaflets, etc.
- To create local and international networks of anti-corruption initiatives in education.
- To maintain project continuity through regular connections and cooperation.
FOLLOW UP/DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES – BULGARIA
The translation and the development of the Bulgarian version of the resource pack “Education against corruption”/ “Образование за антикорупция” is part of the follow up activities provided within the international project. It is oriented to high-school teachers who are interested in integrating anti-corruption education at school in different disciplines. The resorce pack includes the first part of the international pack as well as selected materials from the second part.
Some more information has been added:
- resource materials reflecting the national legislation and educational environment;
- links to Bulgarian relevant institutions and organizations;
- information about the BulRA national anti-corruption project “Victim of corruption? No way!”.
Bulgarian edition was preceded by a series of consultations and meetings with experts from the international project, practicing teachers, representatives from state education administration and NGO representatives with experience in the field of anti-corruption initiatives. Ideas for prospective implementation of the resorce pack were discussed .
Within the project were organized various seminars and meetings in Sofia, Varna, Rousse and Simitly where the resource materials have been presented to educators from institutions and organizations : Ministry of Education and Science (representatives of Regional Education Inspectorates in Bulgaria), NGOs, high-school and university teachers from different geographic regions in different subject areas. Tips and ideas for implementing the resource book in practice were demonstrated and discussed as well as channels and modes of dissemination of good practices. The trainings and seminars were based on the RWCT model via interactive techniques that could be implemented not only in anti-corruption education but in other academic disciplines as well.
The launch of a specialized website as a resource and a forum for dissemination activities, exchange of good practices and methodological ideas was highly appreciated and welcome.
You could find project description in Russian and English at the RWCT International Consortium web page.