To reach a more inclusive Europe, as per the EU 2020 targets, schools en general must play a central role. Education can make concrete contributions to the successful integration of migrants into EU societies. Starting with early childhood education and continuing throughout all levels of lifelong learning, teachers need to learn how to embrace learners’ cultural diversity as a means of nurturing schools, academic and personal growth. European Union needs a new figure of EU teacher able to manage multiculturalism in class and be the owner of an inclusive teaching method. This is a matter that concerns the education system in EU as a whole.
In this respect, the project intends to achieve the following objectives:
– Equipping teachers with relevant skills and competences by designing an innovative didactic pathway on how to manage multiculturalism in classrooms;
– Digitalizing the training for teachers in Europe using online modules to reach a wider target audience by engaging learners who have difficulty to attending conventional classroom training;
– Creating a safe, inclusive, accepted and successful learning environment for all by increasing awareness of global issues, strengthening cultural consciousness and intercultural awareness;
The project will be carried out transnationally as multicultural societies and migration are a common challenge to be addressed at EU level, with European schools all in need of such support.
Name of the project: Innovative training for managing multicultural schools
Program: Erasmus +
Key Action: Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices (KA2)
Project partners: HOMINEM -Spain; EUPHORIA-Italy; IFALL -Sweden; MULTIKULTURA –Poland; UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LEUVEN/LIMBURG (UCLL) –Belgium; Euphoria –Italy; SANSFRONTIERESEUROPE -Malta
Project duration: 2 years (October 2016 – September 2018)