Our Gender-Equality Education approach, using art, theatre, storytelling and self-expression, is based on YTT’s academic & psychosocial support research and educational program development. It has been tested and evaluated (both quantitative and qualitative) across Europe and Africa.
Our pilot-programs (including an e-learning format), testing the efficiency of our learning approach, have been taught to over 600 school-children (10-13 years old) in numerous schools, including : Istituto Comprensivo Artemisia Gentileschi Primary School, Istituto Comprensivo Simonetta Salacone Primary School, Istituto Comprensivo Nando Martellini Primary School, Istituto Comprensivo Stefanelli Primary School, Istituto San Giovanni Bosco delle FMA Primary School, Istituto Comprensivo Salacone-Pisacane Primary School, Istituto Comprensivo Regina Elena Primary School, Istituto Comprensivo Aldo Manuzio Primary School, Istituto Comprensivo Filippo Smaldone Primary School, Istituto Comprensivo Pisacane Primary School.
As well as with students from Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Chad, Tunisia and Egypt through the PRIMED Prevention and Interaction project and through workshops and training to over 600 pre-service teachers from Roma Tre University and Sapienza University di Roma. Here is one example of our procedure through both quantitative and qualitative evaluations:
A study was conducted by Dr. Paola Perucchini, Dr. Fridanna Maricchiolo, Maria Gaetana Catalano of the Educational department at Roma Tre University along with Dr. Giordana Szpuner, Dr. Guido Benvenuto and Sara Gabrielli of the department of Development and Social Psychology at Sapienza University di Roma.
77 school-children were distributed into experimental (n = 37) and controlled (n = 40) groups to investigate the reduction of explicit and implicit inter-ethnic prejudice. Explicit prejudice is based on awareness, controlled negative attitudes and discriminating behaviours towards other gender/ethnic/minority groups, implicit prejudice is an automatic, stereotypical negative reaction to other gender/ethnic/ minority groups. These prejudices were evaluated with pre and post standardised tests. Results showed a significant reduction of explicit and implicit prejudice in the experimental group, but not in the controlled group, concluding that our programs reduce extremely efficiently prejudice, inequality and discrimination.
Evaluations & Tests
YTT Research Results Elements
In the U.K:
Other pilots underlining the theatre aspect of our programs were tested to over 250 adolescents (13-17 year olds) in numerous schools, including : High Storrs School, High Storrs Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Hall Cross Academy, Thorne Rd, Doncaster, Yorkshire, Vision West Nottinghamshire College, Derby Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, New Mills School, Church Lane, New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire.
Also through workshops and training to over 300 future drama teachers/instructors and practitioners from Sheffield Hallam University and the University of the West of Scotland. Also through workshops with the Madhya Pradesh police force from India, in partnership with the departments of Law and Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University, the department of Law and Humanities at Bournemouth University and the Madhya Pradesh Police Authorities. All of these pilot-test programs and trainings resulted in highly positive qualitative results from the participants.
In Bosnia & Herzegovina:
We researched, in collaboration with the International University of Sarajevo and the Balkan Studies Centre, educational programs for refugee populations in the Balkan region leading to the development of the YTT BSC Handbook. Also in collaboration with the educational department of the War Childhood Museum in Sarajevo, we have been running regular YTT Peace-Building Workshops for local school-children from primary and secondary schools as well as adult learners with very positive qualitative results from the participants.
We designed and implemented a Summer Program for students, in collaboration with USAID and the Moroccan Ministry of Education, focusing on gender-equality.
Invited by the French National Social Housing Organisation (HLM), we test-piloted a program on the subject of social inclusion, raising awareness of diversity, fundamental human rights and cultural differences.