S/he's Equal in Europe
Start date: Sep 1, 2015,
End date: Aug 31, 2017
S/He's equal in Europe ia a project whose main aim is to promote equality in general, and gender equality in particular. It could be expressed by the phrase:
Multi-cultural education broadens our knowledge of others by making us more respectful and tolerant with differences. The underlying idea of this international partnership is to work on raising the students' cultural awareness and to develop their understanding of the other needs.
S/He's equal in Europe is working about two main fields:
Firstly, focused in teachers' work. The partners are analysing the roles and the ways in which teachers behave in the classroom and in the school. The objective is to draw conclusions about how teachers' behaviors can transmit equality values among their pupils. For this purpose, some intelectual outputs are being created:
- a guideline about teachers' proffesional coaching,
- a wide range of teaching/learning materials, where activities that promote equality will be described.
- a database containing a large sample of recommended readings for families, teachers and pupils.
- Recommendations for the improvement the way equality is reflected in curriculums and official documents in schools.
Secondly, the project is being developed in 9 schools from different countries (Bulgaria, Finland, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Turkey). Every school is carrying out activities to promote equality.
Students from the 9 countries are participating in short-term exchanges where they can have the chance to know different cultures and languages. The underlying idea of these exchanges is that tolerance and respect come from knowledge, by promoting multiculturalism among our pupils we are promoting equality.
In the same way, the participation of students in activities focused in promoting female figures are encouraging them to respect and value femenine work as well as to favour gender equality. The knowledge of enormous effort that women and other people belonging to disadvantage groups have to face to get success is making our pupils to defend them and to fight in order to erradicate any kind of discrimination.
Throughout the two years this project aims to work for promoting fair attitudes of tolerance and non-discrimination. That means, the equal integration of every student, every teacher and every family, especially those who suffer from any kind of discrimination.
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