The introduction of GCED and MIL in textbooks, under discussion in Tunis
The introduction of Global Citizenship Education (GCED) and Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in new Tunisian curricula and textbooks is at the center of a great debate currently in Tunisia.
A workshop was organized for this purpose in early September in Hammamet with the participation of more than 70 inspectors and primary school teachers.
The debate focused on the identification of needs to establish the culture and values of GCED/MIL within schools. The workshop help to establish an inventory and to discuss the means allowing the adaptation of GCED/MIL training tools in school programs and textbooks. The participants dicussed also the preparation of a toolkit for the teacher.
This initiative is part of the the project “Empowering the education system and school communities through the promotion of human rights”, launched in Tunisia, in April 2021, by UNESCO and its partners. It aims to strengthen the resilience of future generations and to promote an inclusive, tolerant and non-discriminatory society. The overall objective is to sensitize the general public on the values and principles of human rights, global citizenship and media and information literacy.