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"MIR: MIGRATION AND INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS - A CHALLENGE FOR EUROPEAN SCHOOLS TODAY"
DURATION: 01/10/2002 to 01/10/2005
Dan D. Daatland
University of Stavanger, N-4036 Stavanger, Norway.
Racism and xenophobia in schools
The main objective of the network is to establish a www-supported framework for effective collaboration between different types of institutions in the field of Migration and Intercultural Relations
The aim of this network will be to enhance today's education in Migration Studies with the further purpose of:
Understanding present migration to European countries from overseas.
Taking examples from the past history of Europeans as overseas migrants and using this experience to better understand the present migrants' situation in European countries.
Using empathy as a bearing pedagogical principle in learning about Migration and Intercultural Co-existence and Communication.
Bringing together schools, teacher training institutions, archives/research centres and local and regional educational authorities to form effective collaborative groups.
Testing educational material by inventive use of ODL and ICT.
Teachers in local schools
Research centres,archives andlibraries specialising in Migration and Intercultural Relations.
Teacher training institutions
Local and regional educational authorities
Parents and especially the mothers of the migrant children/pupils.
Organisations and Interest groups in the public domain representing different views on migration.
Professionals working with migrants outside the educational community
Seminars enhancing intercultural education as well as supporting collaboration between schools, archives, museums and teacher training
Use of ICT and video conferencing between partner countries/institutes.
Virtual and physical exchange of people and material.
Contact meetings/seminars to establish new Socrates initiatives.
WWW-database where project activities and initiatives are listed and updated.
WWW-directory of Research and Resources on Migration and Intercultural Relations.
WWW-catalogue of educational material on Migration and Intercultural Relations.
Guidelines of best practice for local schools and teacher training.
MIR 1st Annual Conference, Lisbon, 2003.
MIR 2nd Annual Conference, Girona, 2004.
MIR 3rd Annual Conference, Ljubljana, 2005.
Comenius 2 course for teachers, Malmö, 2003.
Comenius 2 course for teachers, Ceske Budejovice, 2004.
MIR 1st Contact Seminar, Lisbon, 2003.
MIR 2nd Contact Seminar, Girona, 2004.
MIR 3rd Contact Seminar and Film Festival, Ljubljana, 2005.
Improvement in the quality of relevant educational material on Migration and Intercultural Relations.
A deeper knowledge and understanding of Migration and Intercultural Relations amongst teachers through in-service training courses.
Adding to the quality of internships/field work in teacher training courses.
Closer relationship between teacher training institutions and local schools.
Closer collaboration between archives/libraries and pedagogical institutions.
There are to date 49 partners institutions in the network, and 9 partner countries.
THE 9 PARTNER COUNTRIES:
Each partner country has affiliations to four main types of institutions/persons.
These institutions hold valuable information on migration and intercultural relations. Such source material may be in written form, pictures/films, or oral based material.
Teacher Training Institutions
These institutions will adapt such material to create suitable activities for student work and student internships. They will also research the pedagogical value of such materials.
Local schools will be end users of source material adapted for pedagogical use by staff and students in teacher training institutions.
Educational Authorities (Local/Regional/National)
These authorities will act as links between schools, teacher training institutions, and archives/libraries.