You belong to us! Learning together with the Index for Inclusion

The purpose of our project is to reduce the truancy, early school leaving and the barrier of educational participation at cooperating schools, according to the terms of the chosen Erasmus project priorities and the UN BRK. Especially we will focus on improvement and strengthening of transnational inclusive school education.

The cooperating partner schools include a special school for emotional development in Cologne, a comprehensive school in Rio Caldo, Portugal, as well as vocational school in Cluj, Romania.

The student body reaches from the primary education to the secondary education II (vocational education). Whereas the majority of students will be taught in secondary education I.

With this Erasmus project, we endeavor the excess profit of a European partnership, which enables mutually training and education, establishing an inclusion culture beyond nations.

In advance, we carried out a needs assessment, which showed that the cooperation schools have students with severe risk of successful school participation. This risk appears, as the students require intense need for assistance in their social-emotional development. Further risks arise from social obstacles like poverty, cultural distinctions and migration background.

The project aims to overcome cultural and social barriers to offer equal and improved learning conditions, due to an inclusive education and school culture for altogether 580 students.

The Index of inclusion provides a “common language” for the co-educational applications, to achieve and develop shared goals. In addition, the inclusive Index enables a performance review and comparison of the whole student body.

Flexible construction of the Index, leaves margin for every school to deepen specific development concerns. It describes methods as action level(Dimension) and areas of activities (Indicator)of an inclusive school development.

Project activities at the cooperating schools and student as well as teacher conventions are assigned to the three dimensions of inclusion.

 

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

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