Local support

  • Centre for Global Education York

    The Centre for Global Education was established in 1982. It is an independent, non-profit, development education centre based in York St John University. Our aim is to promote a global perspective to learning to provide an “education for a just future”.

    We aim to provide support, challenge, training and learning opportunities that allow interactive involvement with a variety of global educational projects and events.

    We work locally, nationally and internationally with teachers, governors, community groups, educational NGOs, Local Authorities and children and young people.

    We encourage active participation in learning to develop understanding around global issues, to broaden understanding of our personal interdependence with one another, to challenge stereotyping and to promote and encourage action for social justice. These objectives enable us to achieve our broad aim to provide “education for a just future”.

    We are able to offer:

    • CPD for teachers, early years practitioners and classroom assistants including courses, staff meetings and school based training days.
    • Access to our resource centre that has many books, teaching packs, DVDs and artefacts that can be borrowed.
    • Consultancies.
    • Support to schools working towards the YHGSA Global Schools Award, the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award & Early Years Rights Respecting Settings Award.
    • Training, information and support to schools and community groups that want to develop global partnerships with schools and communities.
    • School based workshop eg Fairtrade, World Summits.
    • International summer schools.

    Email: cge@yorksj.ac.ukWebsite: http://www.centreforglobaleducation.org
  • Craven Development Education Centre

    At Craven we provide support and resources for teachers and the local community to help tackle the big issues facing the world.

    We work with teachers, school governors, schools, faith groups, our local further education college and North Yorkshire local authority to increase knowledge and understanding of global education. We do this by providing: a resource centre , continuing professional development, workshops with students and their teachers, support and advice on linking and other development issues, and by devising and disseminating interactive, fun and interesting teaching and learning ideas.

    Email: liz@cravendec.org.ukWebsite: http://www.cravendec.org.uk
  • Development Education Centre South Yorkshire

    The Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire) (DECSY) is an independent educational charity aiming to promote development and global perspectives in the curriculum. DECSY provides resources, training, support and advice for anyone interested in development education. DECSY’s resource centre stocks over 1300 titles for sale, loan or reference as well as collections of artefacts from around the world to borrow. It also offers human resources in the form of ‘Southern’ artists and cultural mentors for early years settings. DECSY offers training for teachers and others, and opportunities to participate in curriculum development projects. Established in 1984, DECSY is managed by a voluntary executive committee.

    Email: info@decsy.org.ukWebsite: http://www.decsy.org.uk
  • Leeds Development Education Centre

    Leeds DEC is an educational charity aimed at raising awareness on international development issues on personal, local and global levels through providing resources and training for teachers and youth workers in the West Yorkshire region. Leeds DEC was established by Oxfam in 1978 and has been independently grant funded since 1995. Activities include:
    1) a shop which sells teaching resources, children’s books and ethically traded cards
    2) a library that provides teaching resources, artefact boxes and books for members to borrow.

    Email: info@leedsdec.org.ukWebsite: http://www.leedsdec.org.uk