Wyższa Szkoła Gospodarki
im. Alcide De Gasperi
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The prevention of social exclusion: Heroic Imagination Project in education
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The analysis of the phenomena associated with rejection and alienation of individuals in the contemporary world convinces to consider the concept of social exclusion in broad terms, and take into account its various descriptions and definitions. This article aims to show to which extend the phenomenon of social exclusion refers to Polish youth, what is its cause of it and which ways of social exclusion are used by young people. On the example of the educational program of Heroic Imagination Project selected interventionsand scientific justification for their application have been used. Heroic Imagination Project is implemented in Poland thanks to its creator and main promoter Philip Zimbardo. There are scientifically validated educational interventions applied in different countries of the world as a good practice developing competence of teachers and is contributing to introduce positive changes in the attitudes of students.
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