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Technical School, Center for Adult Education

Address: 19210 Bor, Beogradska 10

Country: Serbia

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Project: “School Environment for Inclusive Learning and Free Time Activities” - good practice example

Working language during the project:

  • Serbian
     

Themes of the Council of Europe campaign “FREE to SPEAK, SAFE to LEARN - Democratic Schools for All” covered:

  • Making children’s and students’ voices heard
  • Preventing violence and bullying
  • Tackling discrimination
  • Improving well-being at school
     

Competences from the Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture (CDC) addressed and where / how they were integrated:

  • Co-operation skills
    • Assessment of the situation and needs in schools for an inclusive approach, target group identification;
    • Adaptation and technical equipment for the room for working, learning, teacher and peer support for students who are in some way marginalized;
    • Develop a plan and a programme to work with the target group through:
      • Assistance with homework
      • Learning progress checks, examining, explaining, learning support
      • Individual work ­ studying, revision, practice
      • Group work ­posters, boards etc.
      • Development of Information technology and digital literacy
      • Use of multimedia content connected with curriculum from the Internet
      • Workshops
  • Openness to cultural otherness and to other beliefs, world views and practices
    • Students from different backgrounds, socio-economic status and ethnicity attend the school
    • Learning and creative activities are adapted to the needs of learners
    • Better results are achieved by applying different methods in working with children
    • Throughout the training, teachers expand their knowledge and experience of inclusion which enriches their everyday work
  • Respect
    • Work with children from marginalized groups
    • Educational support for children from sensitive groups
    • Methodology and support for children with developmental difficulties for professional development
       

Target group age range:

  • 15 - 19

Level of education:

  • Lower secondary education
  • Upper secondary education

Short description of the project:

This project is focused on improving inclusive education and the quality of work in our school. The main beneficiaries are pupils who come from deprived backgrounds, but also numerous other pupils and local community actors will benefit from the activities envisaged in this project. The main activities are: to develop the programme for extracurricular activities for children from deprived areas, to adapt the classroom to be used for the programme, to improve cooperation with parents of pupils from deprived backgrounds and to strengthen teachers’ competences to better react to the educational needs of various groups of pupils, to participate at the final meeting of the project participants and the presentation of the results (Mutual Workshop for Students of Technical School and VII Belgrade Gymnasium)
 

Aims/objectives

  • Strengthening inclusion
  • Promoting inclusive education
  • Fostering diversity
  • Supporting all students
     

Expected results/outcomes

  • Improving a collaborative student- teacher relationship
  • Creating a supportive environment for working and learning
  • Increasing the activity of parents and their involvement in school activities
     

Changes

  • Providing support and respect for diversity
  • Application of practical learning in everyday situations
  • Increased knowledge and awareness of inclusion: the concept of inclusive education is grasped by students, teachers and parents
  • Experience of working on an international project
  • Only teamwork can achieve valid results
     

Challenges you faced

  • Drop-out rate of students
  • Many students who have poor educational attainment
  • Undeveloped peer support
  • Insufficient cooperation with parents
  • Teachers do not have a lot of opportunities for professional development
     

Time-frame of the project:

  • 2 years, September 2014 – June 2015
     

Council of Europe materials on citizenship and human rights education used while preparing or implementing your practice:

  • Compass
  • Bookmarks
  • We can!