Working with Children and Youth for the Future
Edited By Melinda Ann Dooly Owenby
Their Hopes, Fears and Reality: Introduction Melinda Dooly 9
Their Hopes, Fears and Reality: Introduction MELINDA DOOLY This book is based on the results of a research project supported by the European Research Foundation and conducted in four different European countries: Poland1, UK2, Turkey3 and Spain4. The research forms part of The European Collaborative Research Projects (ECRPs) in the Social Sciences and is entitled “Citizens of the future: the concerns and actions of young people around current European and global issues”5. The main thrust of the study was to explore 1 Research members in Poland are Dr. Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz (principal researcher and project leader), Wojciech Siegie at University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn; Anna Zalewska (principal researcher) and Agnieszka Boja- nowska at Warsaw School of Social Psychology. Funded by the Polish Minis- try of Science and Higher Education (Grant ESF/84/2006). 2 Research members in the UK are Dr. Alistair Ross (principal researcher), Dr Kim Allen, Sarah Minty, Sumi Hollingworth at London Metropolitan Univer- sity, Institute for Policy Studies in Education; Dr. Cathie Holden (principal re- searcher) and Harriet Jones. Funded by the British Academy Small Grants Award (SG 49353). 3 Members of the Turkish research team are Dr. Nilüfer Pembecioglu Öcel (prin- cipal researcher) and Nadi Güler lkay Kank, Burcu Akkay, Ece Kayrak, Cemal Uzunolu and Gökçen Ardç at Istanbul University; Dr. Erol Nezih Orhon at Eskiehir Anadolu University. Funded by TÜBITAK (Grant 107KT66). 4 The Spanish research team members are Dr. Melinda Dooly (principal re- searcher), Dr. Montserrat Oller, Claudia Vallejo, Dr....
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