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Theories, Models, Methods, Practices, Case Studies

The C2City Knowledge Center is led by experts engaged in developing a diverse set of tools and materials, culminating in a knowledge portfolio that supports the set-up of a full-blown Education City.  These materials explore the theoretical, pedagogical, economic, organizational, and ethical facets of the Education City concept.

What is an Education City?

The tale of the three (four) teachers

Yael Schwartzberg and Ron Dvir

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"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.

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