*** Please note research is currently on hold ***
A founding object of CISV International is to contribute, through research, to a science of international relations. For CISV’s founder, Dr Doris T. Allen, research was an integral part of CISV from the beginning. The first CISV programme, now called Village, built on her knowledge as a developmental psychologist and aimed at reducing children’s cultural stereotypes before they would harden.
Adults accompanying the first children were encouraged to reflect on their experiences, document them, and to attempt to distill general learning points and recommendations – in short to engage in applied research.
CISV has since continued its involvement in research. Thereby we can incorporate scientific knowledge into our best practice as well as contribute to scholarly literature and debates. Contributing to research is also essential for increasing CISV’s visibility and educational credibility and attracts academics and professionals in the field to our work.
We are currently supporting the following research projects:
- The production of Global Citizenship: An ethnographic study into how global citizenship is produced in an non-formal education environment; with Northumbria University, United Kingdom.
- Write down what you want to research, justify why you chose your specific topic, and explain how you want to go about it.
- If you want to initiate a research project as part of your university studies or as part of your work as a researcher, please use the EXTERNAL Research Proposal Form
- If you are a CISV volunteer and you want to initiate a research project to improve your area of work in CISV, please use the INTERNAL Research Proposal Form
- Global citizenship – What does it mean and how do we educate future global citizens?
- Age-appropriate experiential learning – How do we tailor our educational activities to the age ranges of different CISV programmes?
- Which challenges does the Danish National Association face in managing CISV's growth targets for the Vision 2030? Read about the Bachelor project undertaken by Lea Thingmann Kristiansen, Jeppe Elkjær Larsen and Sinna Liv Hvass Kure.
- How do Village participants experience becoming active global citizens? In her PhD thesis Madeleine Le Bourdon (under supervision from our Northumbria University partner) examines the lived experience of global citizenship education.
- Do Step Up participants practice civic engagement skills during their programme? Margrethe Seljenes identifies the main themes behind youth participation, empowerment, and civic engagement in a Step Up programme and discusses the different ways that youth engage.
- Forms of decision making in CISV: Are we living up to our participative ideals? Read research by Claudio Baraldi
- How do youth self-assess their learning achievements through a CISV Summer Camp (now Step Up)? Read Jennifer Watson’s research (under supervision from our research partner Professor Zhu Wua)
- How can adults be effective interpreters for children in CISV Villages? Read Claudio Baraldi’s research
- How useful are CISV’s educational resources for programme improvement? Read Jennifer Watson’s research
- Why we should increase children’s participation. Read about research by Claudio Baraldi
- What is global citizenship? Read about research by Caecilia van Peski
- How well does CISV’s train-the-trainer system work? Read Chuck Catania’s research
- Can we measure an increase in intercultural sensitivity in participants of international service learning? by Tamara Thorpe
- How does the intercultural understanding of CISV participants develop over time? by Jennifer Watson
- Does learning from the world help youth to lead in their community? by Tamara Thorpe
- What intercultural learning occurs in a CISV Village? by Yan Jiang (under supervision from our research partner Professor Zhu Wua)
- Interspectives volume 6 (1987)
- Interspectives volume 7 (1988)
- Interspectives volume 8 (1989)
- Interspectives volume 9 (1990)
- Interspectives volume 10 (1991)
- Interspectives volume 11 (1992)
- Interspectives volume 12 (1994)
- Interspectives volume 13 (1995)
- Interspectives volume 14 (1996)
- Interspectives volume 15 (1997)
- Interspectives volume 16 (1998)
- Interspectives volume 17 (1999)
- Interspectives volume 18 (2000/01)
- Interspectives volume 19 (2002)
- Interspectives volume 20 (2004)
- Interspectives volume 21 (2005/6)