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  1. QualiFLY – 2nd Project MeetingMalta, 13-15 Feb 2006 Contact: Maren Elfert, UNESCO Institute for Education, m.elfert@unesco.org

  2. 1st Project MeetingIstanbul, Nov ‘05

  3. AÇEV (Mother Child Education Foundation)

  4. Presentations

  5. Staff meeting

  6. Tutors’ meeting

  7. Father Support Program

  8. Mother Child Education Program

  9. Mother Child Education Program

  10. Preschool Parent-child Education Program

  11. Preschool Parent-child Education Program

  12. Preschool Parent-child Education Program

  13. Istanbul, Nov ‘05

  14. Feedback sheets Extremely positive assessment of meeting Study visits – unique opportunity Be more focused in the discussions

  15. Feedback sheets Interest in: More country experiences and study visits More concrete ideas for practical work More group work

  16. Feedback sheets Interest in: How to find sponsors and participants Face-to-face work, home-visits The migrant as a parent, not only as a working individual

  17. Tutors’ meeting Proportion of migrants in each country Minorities Practices

  18. Tutors’ questionnaires Challenges: To motivate parents To see progress/to prove that the programme works To understand different cultures and backgrounds To increase funding

  19. Tutors’ questionnaires What abilities do tutors need? Social skills, communication skills, psychological skills Knowledge of the culture (“be a cultural mediator”) Knowledge of adult education Knowledge of formal and non-formal education systems

  20. Tutors’ questionnaires In which areas do they wish more training? Work with migrants Managerial and administrative skills

  21. Tutors’ questionnaires How can the literacy skills of parents be developed? • develop a programme that meets their personal history • make the learning fun • raise self-esteem of parents

  22. Tutors’ questionnaires Good ideas: To recruit participants, let other parents who have already took part talk about the project Empower parents to “own” their programme Find out how parents already support their children and strengthen that support.

  23. Definition Common work definition: “Family literacy is an approach to learning that focuses on intergenerational interactions within the family and community which promote the development of literacy and related life skills.”

  24. Questionnaire • Context of the country • Aim of the project/concept of family literacy • Target population/cultural and social context and languages Programme design, content and progression routes • Teacher training • Teacher background/qualification

  25. Questionnaire • Focus (children, young people, adults) • Curriculum • Methodological approach • Monitoring and evaluation • How is the project financed? • Partnerships • Best practice example

  26. QuestionnaireContext of the country Bulgaria: 60% of the Roma at risk, 25% totally illiterate Germany: 4,000.000 functional illiterates 7,400.000 migrants (Turkish)

  27. QuestionnaireContext of the country Ireland: IALS study: 25% of the population at the lowest level Italy: 12% functional illiterates 2,000.000+ migrants

  28. QuestionnaireContext of the country Malta: 11% of population over 11 illiterate High percentage of early school leavers not in further education Turkey: no standardized ECE system 12% illiteracy rate

  29. QuestionnaireContext of the country - Resume All countries: High illiteracy rates Germany, Italy: High proportion of migrants Bulgaria: Minority

  30. QuestionnaireConcept and aim of project Bulgaria: Increase level of literacy and vocational qualifications Germany: Prevent future drop-outs by promoting children‘s literacy skills Support parents to assist children

  31. QuestionnaireConcept and aim of project Ireland: Promote development of literacy and numeracy skills Assist parents in their role as primary educators Involve in lifelong learning Italy:

  32. QuestionnaireConcept and aim of project Malta: ‘Cycle of Literacy’ model: Basic Skills for parents and children Stepping stone for parent/adult empowerment (‘Bridge to empowerment’) Enhance school community development and parental empowerment

  33. QuestionnaireConcept and aim of project Turkey: MOCEP: Empower mothers to support their children PCPEP: Ensure educational support through strengthening school-family collaboration Prepare children for primary school FSP: Empower fathers in their parenting roles.

  34. QuestionnaireConcept and aim of project-resume All: Support parents to assist children Ireland/Malta: Focus on adults (lifelong learning)

  35. QuestionnaireTarget population Bulgaria: Adult Roma Germany: 5-6-year-old children and their parents (mostly migrants) Ireland: Adult learners Italy: formerly: individual working migrants, now: migrant‘s family

  36. QuestionnaireTarget population Malta: Early primary (1-3) children and parents (Hilti) Turkey: MOCEP: Mothers of 6-year-old children PCPEP: 6-year-old children, their teachers and parents. FSP: Fathers with 2-10-year-old children.

  37. QuestionnaireProgramme design Bulgaria: Literacy and vocational qualifications project in Sofia, June – Dec 2005. Partnership among Ministry, local authorities and NGOs. 3 modules: literacy, voc. qualifications, employment

  38. QuestionnaireProgramme design Germany: Pilot project in 7 schools and 2 kindergartens in Hamburg Flexible time frame Three pillars: 1. parents in the classroom; 2. Activities with parents; 3. joint parent children activities

  39. QuestionnaireProgramme design Ireland: Family literacy courses of 8 to 10 weeks in duration, held in schools or community based centres. The programmes start with the needs and interests of the individuals.

  40. QuestionnaireProgramme design Malta: Klabb Hilti: After school, hosted in prim. schools, 1,45 h. twice a week 8-12 families per programme Provision in 38 schools NWAR Hilti-in-Sports Evening and weekend programmes

  41. QuestionnaireProgramme design Turkey: MOCEP: 25-week program with 20-25 mothers once a week in adult educ. Centres. Group meetings: mother support program (1,5 h); reproductive health (0,5 h); cognitive training (1 h) Home: Mother implements worksheets (0,5 h daily); 4-5 home visits by facilitator

  42. QuestionnaireProgramme design Turkey: PCPEP: 28-week-program Child training: Classroom worksheets and home worksheets (20. min. daily) Parent support: monthly 2-hour-parent- support meetings Worksheets with child at home (30 min. daily)

  43. QuestionnaireProgramme design Turkey: FSP: 13-week-program. Group meetings with 15 fathers

  44. QuestionnaireProgramme design - Resume • Partnerships • From very flexible time frame (Germany) to very „school-like“ and structured programmes

  45. QuestionnaireTeacher training Bulgaria: Teachers selected by Regional Inspectorate of Education, Sofia. Teachers received short-term training on adult education by the IIZ/DVV.

  46. QuestionnaireTeacher training Germany: Teachers are primary school teachers with a qualification for language development (no experience with adult education) „Training“ is provided through a monthly seminar where input is given and experiences shared

  47. QuestionnaireTeacher training Ireland: Qualified adult literacy tutors having completed an initial tutor training programme Certificate and degree courses for adult literacy tutors

  48. QuestionnaireTeacher training Italy: Graduate in psychology, pedagogy or similar intercultural qualifications Experience with working with migrants Knowledge of the (legal) situation of Migrants Malta: Initial and ongoing tutor training In-built element of teacher studies Strong involvement and training of parent leaders

  49. QuestionnaireTeacher training Turkey: MOCEP: Teachers are either staff of adult education centres or social workers and psychologists. They receive 1 month training PCPEP: Teachers are graduates of child development of voc. schools or preschool teachers (9 days training). FSP: Teachers are primary teachers or guidance counselors (10 days training).

  50. QuestionnaireTeacher training - resume Qualification: From primary school teachers to adult education specialists Training: Initial training, ongoing training Intercultural qualifications, experience with migrants