EWC contributing to new Ukrainian national curriculum

Khrystyna Chushak, National Coordinator for the Schools for Democracy programme, recently joined the New Ukrainian School Reform Group, developing the new National curriculum to be launched in 2019.

EWC was invited to the Working Group to contribute with its experience from the Schools for Democracy programme in the country.

“I am glad we can bring into this important and innovative work within the field of education for democratic citizenship and human rights”, says Khrystyna Chushak after having participated at a working group seminar in Lviv 6-11 March, where she presented the newly launched Council of Europe’s Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture. The Framework will be used as one of the core documents in the process of curriculum development in Ukraine.

To contribute to a smooth transition period in the school reform, the Schools for Democracy Programme is also working on recommendations for integration of EDC/HRE into curriculum for 5-9 grades to be launched already in the school year 2017-2018. This guide will be developed in cooperation with the Joint EU/CoE Eastern Partnerhip Program in EDC/HRE and OSCE Project Co-ordinator Office in Ukraine.

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