"To repair the world - is to repair the education"- Yanush Korchak
The article describes an urban educational concept that has developed over the past two decades: the idea of the "Education City." Definitions, an organizing model, examples and case studies are proposed. The article presents the combined active role of the government and civil society in advancing and achieving the idea.
An Education City that applies democratic values is a city that has set itself the goal of developing a society that recognizes and supports the equal rights of all its members to reach self-fulfilment in their respective communities. An Education City, as a city that promotes these values, along with educational initiatives, constitutes a tremendous driving force for social and economic development.
An Education City spurs life-long learning, creates an incentive for innovation, and generates human capital by giving all residents (of any age) equal opportunities to themselves and their unique initiatives, thereby contributing to the wider community. This substructure constitutes an engine for economic and social growth, as well as the formation of a democratic, just and sustainable society.Click here to download the full article