Friday, September 18, 2020
The USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project Ended

The USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project Ended

Over 1000 teachers, students, parents, representatives of the educational institutions, civil society organisations, USAID and ...

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Conference for Sharing Good Practices for Maintenance of School Buildings Held

Conference for Sharing Good Practices for Maintenance of School Buildings Held

After the organized trainings for maintenance of the schools intended for the members of the ...

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Conducted creative corners training

Conducted creative corners training

By the end of January, a three-day training was conducted in Skopje for creative corners ...

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Demonstration schools – where were we and what changed in the meantime?

Demonstration schools – where were we and what changed in the meantime?

In the course of the week, in four demonstration schools: PS “Brakja Miladinovci“ and ES ...

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Improved school environment for the elementary school students in Krusevo and Mogila

Improved school environment for the elementary school students in Krusevo and Mogila

At the end of December, two ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held in the elementary schools “Sv. ...

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The Efforts in Supporting Schools to Become a Model of Interethnic Integration in Education

Highlighting the colossal interest of schools to become a model for interethnic integration in education, the selection committee, having a demanding role and responsibility, selected 4 out of (75) received and outstanding school applications.

The selected schools are the following:

  • Primary School BRATSTVO EDINSTVO -Ohrid
  • Primary School SANDE STERJOSKI – Kicevo
  • Construction High School Center ZDRAVKO CVETKOVSKI-Skopje
  • Secondary Economic Municipality School GOSTIVAR- Gostivar

Demonstration Schools are anticipated to contribute to a deeper understanding of various approaches to ethnic integration, by employing extracurricular and, feasibly, curricular activities– increasing the collaboration between teachers and parents of mixed ethnic background, whereas children gaining amplified knowledge into diverse and inclusive learning settings.

These four (4) schools in the first pilot year will serve as basis for scaling-up in other the primary and secondary schools, by disclosing the best practices and lessons learned and conveying to other schools throughout the country.

The Project team performed three (3) school presentations in the selected schools, for the school staff, representatives of the parents’ councils and the school boards. It encompassed the basic concepts of the interethnic integration in education, the anticipated involvements, the benefits and advantages of the engagements, as well as schools getting acquainted with the understanding about the establishment of the School Integration Teams (SIT). These teams will have a vital role in planning, coordination and monitoring of the school-based activities, including the school self-evaluation.

The Guidance for selecting members for School Integration Teams (criteria, selecting procedure, evaluation grid, narrative of the roles and responsibilities) was imparted to the schools, preparing the ground for the next period, when School integration Teams will be established, operating and effective.