I recently spent three months overseas investigating the practicalities of
implementing a global education initiative, the Youth Millennium Project (YMP),
in international classrooms and curricula. I am interested in the potentiality of
YMP’s role in two key areas:
•developing a sense of both local and global “community” in participants
•promoting the rights and responsibilities which accompany belonging to local and
The research methodology involved questionnaires, surveys, videotaped interviews
and observations. My two research questions are:
i) Is the Youth Millennium Project a viable global educational program which can
be realistically implemented in international schools and curricula?
ii) Does participation in the Youth Millennium Project foster, enhance or assist in
developing a sense of “global citizenship”?