Essential Learning ... for everyone

Development Education Commission key documents: 

Essential learning for everyone - civil society, world citizenship & the role of education

Consultation on Core Issues including Reviews: Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland [North & South]

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Essential Learning was a key output from the Development Education Commission - a project set up jointly with 80:20 to bring together lead educationalist from England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.  [See page 2 for list].  Over a year the team -- the commission -- met in Birmingham, Belfast, Cardiff, Dublin, Glasgow and Birmingham again.  They met with groups of local people interested in development / human rights education in each place as well as taking their own deliberations further. 

This document focuses on civil society, world citizenship and the role of education.  It debates strategies for change and advocates a 'dispositions approach'.  It offers proposals for a core curriculum framework, the building of common educational agendas and suggests opportunities for furthering work on global dimensions, development perspectives and human rights principles.  

The project in its first phase also commissioned reviews of development education and human rights education in Scotland by Margaret Macintosh; Wales by Eleri Elliot; England by Ann Mc Collum; and Ireland [North & South] by Kevin Kelly.

A Consultaive Document of Core Issues includes these four reviews and a summary of the findings and the commission's view of the resulting core issues.

This work influenced Tide~ thinking that led to the setting up of the West Midlands Coalition and the idea of introducing global learning as our core idea.

ISBN-10: 0 948838 64 7
ISBN-13: 978-0-948838-64-4

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