Global Youth and Media

UNESCO Associated Schools are working together with the University of Melbourne, and international project partners, to gather information about the use of media by today’s youth. The Global Youth & Media project, scheduled to be completed in late 2011, is an international collaborative research project funded by the Australian Research Council.

The aim of the project is to investigate the correlation between the experience of media and the understanding of globalization amongst 14-17 year olds in fourteen countries worldwide. In each country 1000 students aged between 14 and 17 attending ASPnet schools in metropolitan areas will be involved.

Participating Countries:

Australia, Brazil, Canada,  Germany, Japan,  Jordan,  Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea,  the Russian Federation, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago and the United Arab Emirates.


The project is based at the University of Melbourne and led by Ingrid Volkmer.

Other international partners are:

University of Queensland, Australia

University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Oxford University, United Kingdom

University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Zwimpfer Communications, New Zealand

ASPnet International Coordination:

Project leader: Ingrid Volkmer

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