Education for Change – Change for Education

This manifesto is a message from practitioners to other practitioners and to policy makers. Despite differences of context across European classrooms and learning spaces, the principles and the orientations contained in this manifesto can offer a shared vision of what education for democracy can and ought to mean in the 21st century.

The Manifesto

This manifesto was prepared by representatives of the Community of Practice of the Pestalozzi Programme of the Council of Europe and the working group “Teachers’ Profession in the 21st Century” of the Education and Culture Committee of the Conference of International Non-governmental Organisations of the Council of Europe for the jointly organised conference “The Professional Image and Ethos of Teachers” in 2014 at the Council of Europe, Strasbourg.

We hope that it will spark and fuel debates on the purpose and practice of education, to identify how to move further towards the desired change of practices in our classrooms across Europe and elsewhere.

We invite you to continue to follow these crucial debates and developments and to share your experiences, comments and ideas.