You are visiting the website of the Atlas of European Values. On this website, results from the European Values Study (www.europeanvalues.nl) are made available for educational use in the form of maps and charts. This website is part of a project at Tilburg University and Fontys Teacher Training College in Tilburg.
In the database, you will find European maps (including the Maghreb countries) and maps of the World. The world maps are based on data of the World Values Survey (www.worldvaluessurvey.org). The maps are organised by topic: politics, religion, well-being, work, family, Europe, and society.
It is also possible to make a map yourself in which you combine various data (for example, to investigate in which European country women’s emancipation has progressed furthest). First you select several maps which give an answer to your question, for example “woman as a single parent”, “important for successful marriage: sharing household chores”, relationship working mother” and “being a housewife just as fulfilling”. You select these maps on the left side. Perhaps you think that the last map doesn’t fit to your question: to you, being a housewife is not a sign of emancipation at all. In that case, you click on the right side and the scoring of the question will be reversed. After choosing “Compose results from selection”, a new map will appear:
Under “assignments” (on the top of the page), you will find assignments that pupils can make with help of this website or with maps of this website. These assignments are sorted by school subject. The assignments are available as Word files and PDF files and can be used as hand-outs for one (or a portion of one) lesson, as practical exercises and/or as a subject cluster project. New assignments will be added to the database on an ongoing basis. Another possibility for pupils to work with this website is by developing their own research question that they attempt to answer by use of this website, possibly supplemented with additional information. The most recent assignments are completed with background information, including possible answers, for teachers.
The ultimate goal of the project “Atlas of European Values” is to be accessible in all European countries and languages. At this moment, the following universities are involved in this project: University of Potsdam (Germany), University Matej Bel of Banská Bystrica (Slovakia), Institute of Education London (United Kingdom), University of Bucharest (Romania), Bosporus University of Istanbul (Turkey), University of Belgrade (Serbia),and the University of Zagreb (Croatia).
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