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“Discrimination in the past and present - an international youth work topic”

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Author:Agnieszka Kudełka

"Welcome to the first edition of the LfH Magazine in the new year. We’re focusing on "discrimination in the past and the present" in international project work."

At the initiative of EUROPEANS FOR PEACE, a funding programme for youth exchange by the German Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" (EVZ), the new special issue of the magazine “Learning from History” was published.

The special issue “Discrimination in the past and present - an international youth work topic” contains specialist articles and practical tips for international project work. It is published by the Agentur für Bildung (Agency for Education – History, Policy and Media) and financed by the Foundation EVZ.

The authors, including Monique Eckmann, Michael Sauer, Anne Sophie Winkelmann and Steffen Jost, explore various aspects of contemporary and historical discrimination and exclusion.

The magazine presents model youth projects that identify the success factors and possible challenges in youth exchange and international project work. In addition, many examples drawn from practice provide impulses for historical and contemporary project work on the subject of discrimination.

The publication can be downloaded free of charge in German at: http://lernen-aus-der-geschichte.de/Lernen-und-Lehren/Magazin/12199.

For the English version see: http://lernen-aus-der-geschichte.de/sites/default/files/attach/januar_2015_international_youth_work_1.pdf

Content:
Introduction
Discrimination and marginalization as topics of international project work – or: What do youth exchange projects accomplish?..............................6

For discussion
History project work and projects in the subject of history.....................9
Anti-discrimination efforts as an integral purpose of international youth work...............................................................................................13
Educational strategies against anti-Semitism.......................................16
Memory work and unsettling empathy: Two essential components in intercultural Encounters....................................................................21
Empowering or overwhelming? International youth work on exclusion and discrimination at memorials to the victims of the Nazis........................25
School without Racism – School with Courage....................................29
"Approaching the unfamiliar…" Urban quests as a participatory method in historical-political education..............................................................32

Project
"It is normal to be different" - Young Europeans with and without Down syndrome facing Human Rights.........................................................35
Ostali – giving a voice to others. A radio project by youths from Sarajevo and Erfurt, on the topic of discrimination in the 20th century.................38
4 languages + 2 countries = 1 program..............................................42
Stars – beyond borders!...................................................................45
"Eyes open – mit anderem Blick" – A report on Ahava-love beyond ideology: a transnational project.......................................................48
Bereshit – "In the beginning…" A German-Israeli project about forming images of each other.......................................................................52

Recommended teaching methodology
More than culture – Diversity awareness in international youth work.....56

Recommended website
Current surveys on protection of minorities in Europe..........................59

Recommended teaching materials
All different – all equal......................................................................61
Compass: A manual on human rights education for young people.........63

Recommended reference book
Difficult questions in Polish-Jewish dialogue.........................................66

Recommended teaching materials
Anti-discrimination work on Roma and Sinti in Europe..........................68

Recommended website
Biographical narration on discrimination and genocide of Roma and Sinti................................................................................................71
"You’re different?" – Historical learning on discrimination and persecution employing web 2.0 methods..............................................................73

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