improved ability to discuss political topics seriously for some participants
The lowest ratio of learning in youth exchanges appears regarding to discuss political topics seriously. In the youth exchanges, although non-partisan discussion of political topics and expression of young people’s own thoughts and views in a comfortable way are foreseen, the ratio of those who stated that they learned to discuss political topics seriously is 68% for 2012 and 69% in 2013. Statement of almost seven out of ten participants that they improved in this field is a considerable high ratio and should be considered as a success.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
RAY: Research-based analysis and monitoring of the YiA (Youth in Action) Programme
Research-based Analysis and Monitoring of Youth in Action Programme (RAY Network) is an international initiative, established by a variety of National Agencies, in order to analyse the non-formal education experiences that the Youth in Action Programme provides for the young people and youth workers in a scientific, evidence-based and research-informed manner. Activity types available in Turkey include youth exchanges, youth initiatives, youth democracy projects, European voluntary service, training and networking of those active in youth work and youth organisations as well as meetings of young people and those responsible for youth policy.
all participants in Turkey: 9438 (2012), 12497 (2013)
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
Turkish Social Sciences Association won the bidding process of the National Agency of Turkey in May 2012 and fulfilled the duties of implementation of the quantitative and qualitative research, as the national research partner of the RAY research for the duration of June 2012-June 2014. Turkey became a partner country of the RAY Network in 2012, and in 2012, 2013 and 2014 the Turkish versions of the online questionnaires, prepared by the National Agency of Turkey and its research partner, were sent to all Youth in Action Programme participants as an invitation. Within the context of the RAY research, a number of qualitative research methods were also used in order to support the Special Survey.
What did I learn in my project?
... to get along with people who have a different cultural background; ... to discuss political topics seriously; ... to produce media content on my own (printed, audio-visual, electronic); ... to plan and carry out my learning independently; ... to identify opportunities for my personal or professional future; ... to think logically and draw conclusions; ... to achieve something in the interest of the community or society; ... to express myself creatively or artistically; ... to say what I think with conviction in discussions; ... to develop a good idea and put it into practice; ... to negotiate joint solutions when there are different viewpoints; ... to improve my learning or to have more fun when learning; ... to cooperate in a team; ... to communicate with people who speak another language.
sample: 1451 participants (2012 and 2013);