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One world in schools : an evaluation of the human rights education programme in the Republic of Georgia



Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Cambridge Journal of Education
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Keywords Human rights education; programme evaluation; attitudes; Georgia; secondary schools
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Description This paper describes the impact of the One World in Schools human rights education programme on the attitudes, self-efficacy and intention to act of a sample of Georgian secondary school students (n = 303). For the evaluation, a mixed approach was applied, combining pre/post experimental/control group design, post-programme teacher and student surveys, and focus groups (n = 48) with students. Data were collected from September 2014 to June 2015 in sampled Georgian schools. The analysis revealed that the programme had an impact in both the quantitative and qualitative parts of the research. In the qualitative part, the students reported a high level of empowerment thanks to the programme’s activities, while the changes reported in the pre/post testing were rather moderate. Moreover, the programme seems to have influenced girls more than boys. The cultural context of the evaluation and the implications for further implementation of the programme are discussed as well.