Pre-launch Project Survey on Democratic Schools for All
The Democratic Schools for All online survey was part of the pre-launch phase of the porject. School actors (teachers and directors/deputy directors) in all member states were invited to share:
- share their experiences and opinions about democratic schools (Survey Part 1) and
- share democratic practices in their schools (Survey Part 2).
Based on the responses,
- an expert group further refined the criteria for establishing democratic schools as well as the main themes to be considered for the project,
- a selection of democratic school practices will be highlighted at the project’s launch conference. Representatives of some of these schools (1 teacher, 3 students and the school director) have been invited to the launch conference to present their practice.
What is the effect of policies aimed at preventing radicalisation on schools and education in the countries of the Council of Europe? Since the mid-2000s, a growing number of European governments have broadened the scope of counter-terrorism, making it an issue that needs to be tackled by society as a whole. Schools are increasingly at the centre of the attention.
The aim of the research is to build on the findings of the report “Students as Suspects? ” and find out how, concretely, counter-radicalisation policies affect students, their parents and the teaching staff. The research is built on a mixed-methods research design. It builds first on a quantitative analysis of existing school initiatives and state policies in order to identity ideal-typical policies and projects. In the second phase, a qualitative study of nine representative schools/projects is carried out in order to provide a fine-grained and nuanced analysis of policies' impact.
See already Students as Suspects? by Francesco Ragazzi.