Step-by-Step International School Procedure
1. Initial Contact
The Youth Urban
Agenda office has made initial contacts with international schools.
During the teacher training we have had responses from more than 50
2. Communication strategies
have been made, step-by-step, school-to-school procedures emerge.
Email addresses are exchanged and follow-up discussions between teachers,
vital to the development of the project, are established.
During this stage, steps are taken by local teachers to explain and enter
into discussions with their partners about what civic literacy is and how it has
been accomplished in other established international school-to-school projects.
Discussions may include explanation of: 1) The Five Questions 2) Plato
and the Cave 3) The Twenty-Four Folkways 4) The Needs-Demand-Response Model 5)
How Civic Literacy Fits Within the Curriculum 6) The Agenda Building Process
3. Parallel Process
A timeline is
put into play, the purpose of which is to keep the schools outside the
student communication (ongoing throughout the project)
The Five Levels of Agenda
Building-school; community; local; state/region; national/international
The Twenty-Four Folkways
Exchange Trip Planning including
Exchange/Visit of Students to
4.Exchange of Students
exchanges have occurred through the
In addition, and
related to the above exchanges, the following goals for the School to School
International Youth Urban Agenda Civic Literacy Project have been developed:
Facilitation of the civic
literacy process in schools abroad wherever possible and participation by
Goal #2. Creation of a small core group of students who
have visited the international partner school and who are willing to continue
teaching civic literacy and coordinate efforts in other classes within their own
schools when they return home, as well as continue to communicate with students
in their international partner schools.