educational programmes

7 June 2007

This research starts from the analysis of the intercultural model goals in order to base a pedagogical proposal to teach intercultural attitudes in Primary Education, focused on Active Participation, Cooperative Learning and Persuasive Communication strategies. We have based the quasi-experimental design in Reasoned Action Theory by Fishbein and Ajzen. The statistical analysis of the results confirms that the attitudes towards cultural diversity and gypsies, showed by students who participated in the programme, improved significantly. Our main conclusion is the need of teaching intercultural attitudes in all the schools to prevent the racist attitudes which are developed if there is not a pedagogical intervention. The positive effects of our programme could increase if their implementation last the whole school year and all the teachers of each school were involved.

30 October 2006

This documents sums up the main conclusions of the study " The Movement of Educating Cities: an Evaluative Investigation which was carried out the objective to describe the situation of the educative cities in Spain by carrying out an evaluation of the activities of the city councils, their involvement in the Movement of Educating Cities and the experience obtained by the city councils.

The article specifies the steps followed throughout the investigation: objectives, methodology, samples, tools, the interview guide, the reliability of the interview guide and data analysis. Concluding the results of the analysis of the category "Identification of Pro-grammes" will be addressed and elabo-rated upon. Improvements will be proposed concerning the city as an educating entity and the development of activities for a more complete adaptation to the charter of educating cities.

 

Key words: educating cities, citizens, educational programmes, city councils.