developmenteducation.ie is an online resource focused on the unequal and unjust nature of the world today. It offers resources to stimulate debate and discussion about the issues and challenges we face and which encourage us to make decisions about the type of world we need and want to create.
It is a place for primary and post primary teachers, youth workers, students, adult and community workers and those with an interest in development, sustainability and human rights.
It is a place to learn about and explore:
The basic shape of our (unequal 80:20) world
International development and underdevelopment
Human rights (and human wrongs)
(in)Justice and (in)equality issues
Race and interculturalism
Views and perspectives on a variety of development issues including poverty, exclusion, women’s rights, HIV and AIDS, discrimination, aid, etc.
Development and human rights education
It is a place to find ideas, tools and materials for exploring controversial and contested issues such as human development, sustainability, fair trade, women’s rights etc. with stimulus resources, statistics, debates, viewpoints and values enquiry. It includes:
A searchable online resource library
Downloadable themed issue guides, development data, cartoons and photographs
Blogs and opinion pieces from teachers, activists, development workers, students and educators
Photo stories, ‘Top 10s’, resource reviews,
An action hub with project case studies
Teacher and educator guides
Campaign ideas and action projects
Details on resource centres in Ireland
Meet the consortium
The project is overseen by a committee representing a broad range of interests and organisation; the consortium is responsible for the governance, strategic oversight and financing of the website. The following organisations make up the developmenteducation.ie consortium:
Current consortium members:
Anne Cleary, Aidlink
Tony Daly – project manager, 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World
Michael Doorly – chairperson, Concern Worldwide
Valerie Duffy, the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI)
Frank Geary, the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA)
developmenteducation.ie is part-funded by Irish Aid, the Irish Government’s programme for overseas development. The views expressed on this website are those of the authors and not necessarily those of Irish Aid.