ACE (Acceptance, Citizenship and Equality)
Perioada de desfășurare : 1.09.2018-31.08.2020
Starting from the problem of challenging discrimination at schools which is one of the primary goal of ” Europe 2020″ strategy the coordinating school made a questionnaire at school and asked if the students and teachers had ever been witnessed a disciriminatory behaviour. 30% of students, 40% of the teachers answered that question as “Yes”.After searching for the schools that are in the search for carrying out a EU Project on this problem 6 primary schools from Turkey, the Wales, Portugal, Spain,Germany and Romania came together and created the Project in 6 months working via Facebook and Whatsup groups.Our partners school from Spain and Germany have never joined a strategic partnership before.
The objectives of our projects are sharing European good practices ,developing the feeling of belonging to the one European community, teach the students tolerance ,non-discrimination and respect for human rights,overcoming all forms of discrimination,raising awareness about equality, increasing the sense of belonging to the society ,promoting diversity and equality with the disadvantaged students,a better integration of students from disadvantaged groups to the school activities,sharing the good examples about equality and non-discrimination among partner countries, strenghtening students’ and teachers’ ICT and digital skills,increasing the competences in foreign languages ,discovering the culture and traditions of the partner countries by visiting them in LTTs and by the help of the direct presentations and developing techniques for team and peer working.Nearly 2200 students and 95 teachers will directly and indirectly will be involved in the Project from 6 partner schools.
All the schools in the Project are in primary level students , aged 5-12.There will be an opening meeting in Turkey where we will discuss about the dissemination, implementation of the Project , next LTTs and prepare the questionnaires.There will be a short term joint staff traing even in the Wales and 3 short term pupil Exchange activities in Spain, Germany and Romania.We will also organize final meeting in Portugal where we will write the final report alltogether. The other activities , concrete results and outputs in our Project will be :A calender,a booklet with the paintings of the students from the partner schools,youtube videos of the activities,posters on “ No to discrimination” theme by the students, t-Shirt designs on the theme of “ no discrimination!”,project Logo,seminars for the parents on the topic,street interviews by the students,exhibitions with the paintings of the students,presentations,an etwinning Project,bookmarks prepared by students and parents,a short educational film,new years cards,a website of the Project and “Know your rights” yearly activities and choosing the ACE Ambassadors at every school .Project activities will boarden students’ point of views on the discrimination theme.Teachers will create heterogene groups in which there are students from different social backgrounds,cultures,educational level, ethnicities, religion, genders and with the students with disability and health problems.All the students will be able to learn values such as equity, tolerance and non-discrimination.The sense of belonging to the society of the disadvantaged students will increase too. Diversity and equality will be promoted by all the student’s coming together in the Project activities.The disadvantaged students will be integrated to the school activities better by the help of the Project activities. By the help of the joint staff training event which will be organized in Wales, participant teachers will be able to be adapted and integrated of in European educational community better. Joining the LTTS and the Project activities at schools both students and teachers will develop techniques for team and peer working.The Project will encourage students and teachers to discover Europe’s cultural heritage.The methodolgies to be used in carrying out the projects are Critical thinking ,cooperation and teamwork data collections via pre-surveys and the last surveys, Street interviews,Observation forms , peer Works, presentations, evaluation forms after each LTT and the final report. The expected results are:-An increase in the motivation to learn English,a development in the feeling of responsibility, confidence and belonging by the help joining the project activities,a strongly created feeling of belonging to „the one European community”, creating a feeling of belonging of the disadvantages students ,breaking stereotypes and prejudices. After the ending of the EU funding, our „Know Your Rights” yearly activities will continue.As it will be a part of our curriculums in our schools,we will continue to teaching inclusion, tolerance, respect for human rights, how to overcome all forms of discrimination ,diversity and equality.The project results will be used in a long term at partner schools after the end of the Project.