NICIE are delighted to have formed a partnership with Forum Eltern und Schule (forum for parents and schools). We are one of several project partners; others are based in Finland, Sweden, Norway, England and Germany. In the past few years we have organised an annual week long study visit to look at ‘individualised learning in heterogeneous groups’. We have hosted teachers from Germany, Greece and Italy and provided for them an opportunity to learn about the context in which integrated education is working. They participate in conversations with a journalist and an academic. They get an overview of integration and also have a session on the Anti-Bias Curriculum. As well as tours of the cities of Belfast and Derry the teachers have visited several integrated schools, having time to speak with staff and see for themselves integration in practice. They also have a chance of some sightseeing and participate in a Drumming Circle.
Forum Eltern und Schule regularly update us on the courses they offer in the other partnership countries and we will post the information on this website as we receive it.
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