School Education Gateway newsletter 2/2017 - June View this email in your browser
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School networks and partnerships: have your say!

Take part in our new poll and read the results on our poll on ECEC

How important is it for a school to be involved in different types of partnership with local actors, or in a network with other schools? Do networks bring added value to pupil learning experiences, or are they time-consuming and it is difficult to find time to get involved? This short poll seeks your opinions on the topic of school networks and partnerships, and should take no longer than five minutes. Take the poll in your language (it is available in 23 languages) and let us know what you think by July 1. Are you interested in reading the results of our poll on Early Childhood Education and Care? You can find them here, also in 23 languages!

Students in the heart of education

Education talks on newly arrived migrant students and improving reforms by listening to students

Two new Education Talks are available on School Education Gateway, dealing with the topics of newly arrived migrant students and listening to students in order to improve education reforms. How can schools adjust for the arrival of migrant students? What support do teachers need to make migrant students feel welcome? Barry van Driel, Secretary General of the International Association for Intercultural Education, gives answers to these questions and calls schools to develop the ethos of human rights; watch his interview here. Meanwhile, in the Republic of Ireland the curriculum has remained unchanged for over 20 years, but recently there was a major curriculum reform to address important needs. Click here to watch the interview with Ben Murray, Education Officer at the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), who was involved in the curriculum reform and assessment design for the Junior Cycle level.

European Toolkit for Schools Reloaded

Discover brand-new resources addressing early school leaving!

New resources have been added to the European Toolkit for Schools, the Toolkit that promotes inclusive education and tackles early school leaving. The Toolkit was developed in 2015 by the Working Group on Schools Policy - experts on early school leaving from all the EU countries - and is being upgraded, expanded and translated continuously. Did you know? You can also suggest a resource, or fill in the questionnaire (log-in required) and get your own personalized report with the resources that best suit your needs. Whether you are a teacher, a school leader, a parent or another education stakeholder, if you are interested in the topics of inclusive education and reducing early school leaving, we encourage you to visit the European Toolkit for Schools today!



How can an education system fully carry out its role and support student participation in everyday school life? You can find the answer in this expert article, and some concrete examples from across Europe in this practice article. Also, make sure not to miss this new research, where you can read how civic competence can be nurtured during primary and secondary education by encouraging and facilitating pupil participation.


April was the month of literacy for School Education Gateway: Read the expert contribution by Dr. Renate Valtin, on the European declaration of literacy as a basic right, the practice article that looks at recent projects with positive results on developing literacy at different ages and the news item on the 20th anniversary of the Portuguese School Library Network Programme (Rede de Libraries Escolares - RBE).


Mentoring can be essential to the personal and social development of both students and teachers. Discover three projects on this topic and read the expert article by Rachel Lofthouse. Also, get informed about the new European Commission study on preparing teachers for classroom diversity and visit INDUCAS, a new European project offering online support to beginning teachers and mentors.

The School Education Gateway is funded by Erasmus+, the European programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport. It is operated for the DG Education and Culture of the European Commission by European Schoolnet, an international partnership of 32 European Ministries of Education. The School Education Gateway is linked to eTwinning, the community for schools in Europe.
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