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CLUSTER “ACCESS AND SOCIAL INCLUSION IN LIFELONG LEARNING”. Report of the Peer Learning Activity “ Measures to Address Diversity in the Basque Country” 8-10 October 2008 Cluster meeting 19 November 2009 Dr. Dragana Avramov www.avramov.org. PLA in the Basque Country.
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Report of the Peer Learning Activity
“Measures to Address Diversity in the Basque Country”
8-10 October 2008
Cluster meeting 19 November 2009
Dr. Dragana Avramov
The PLA activities included
Presentations addressed the Spanish and Basque education system
The Cluster visited
In recent decades the Basque education system has been performing well:
Three curricula models are available to pupils:
Programmes for promoting multiculturalism have been set up in 2007:
The main focus of PLA was visits to schools implementing Learning Community approach to learn about
Seven basic principles underpin the concept of dialogic learning
The most visible outcome of the Learning Community project that we could observe is an exceptionally high level of enthusiasm and commitment among the teaching staff
Learning Community project is a good way for addressing diversity of learners abilities and socio-cultural backgrounds because it
One of the major challenges of schools across Europe is bringing parents into a learning community so that they become actively involved at school
The assessment by the LC project coordinators and the education authorities is in course but it is too early to measure impact in the Basque Country
Self assessment by schools
There are currently no plans for a general introduction of the Learning Community concept in the entire Basque Country. The choice of the Basque government is to develop syllabus, and leave the choice of methods to schools
Education authorities have embedded in the educational system several compensatory measures:
In the overall context of preventative and compensatory measures seen in the Basque Country Learning Community project appears as a desirable step forwards towards more inclusive quality education
Whereas in some countries VET is considered to contribute to early-school leaving in the Basque Country it is believed that vocational training meet both individual and societal needs due to: