This country report collects the imformation on work-based adult education providers in Hungary, Ireland, North Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovacchia. The document analyzes the consistency with EU and international policy, networking and funding, and challenge and recommendations.
Summary of good practices of artistic and cultural activities, in the context of non-formal adult education, which have facilitated the development of the skills of persons with disabilities and persons with mental health problems and contributed to their social inclusion process, including the process of re-entering into the labour market and short description of the national context regarding the social inclusion and the national strategies and policies.
Globalisation and migration paved the way for an increased cultural diversity in today’s societies. This societal change entails challenges for educators and teachers in (pre)schools. The increasing pluralism, in particular multiculturalism with its linguistic and cultural diversity is raising the need for a customized curriculum within Early Childhood Education and Care services (ECEC). Especially, new knowledge, evidence informed tools and good practices in order to accommodate and accompany the growth of all children. Therefore, the aim of this final publication is to summarize the purposes, methods, findings and good practices of the project Intercultural Early Childhood Education and Care Curriculum Design for Professionals (I.ECEC) for educative professionals, practitioners and high school students. This compilation implies several activities covering both national (partner countries) and international (EU) levels, namely: literature review, data collection, analysis and description of the good practices regarding ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care) in intercultural perspective.
The first chapter concerns an introduction regarding the importance of the Intercultural Early Childhood Education and Care project with reference towards its predecessor the Multicultural Early Childhood Education project. A systematic literature review revealed a major gap in the literature regarding social inclusion in intercultural early childhood education. Therefore, it was interesting to concretize the knowledge and good practices about this topic in order to contribute to the work field of educators and practice oriented scientific research. Afterwards, the research methodology is discussed in the second chapter. The final publication has an exploratory character that aims to understand and foster dealing with social inclusion of disadvantaged children. In order to obtain an answer to this question, action research as a participatory way of doing research were chosen. Both is explained next to the research design; data collection; respondents; and data analysis. The good practices and research findings is discussed in the four consecutive modules in order to answer the main question, namely Module 1: Complex and Diverse Societies; Module 2: Diversity in ECEC-Services; Module 3: Inclusion and Participation; Module 4: Flexible Practice, Innovation and Transformation. The core of this final project; the initial results and suggestions for further projects is finally compiled in the conclusion.
In addition, we developed a teacher’s manual in particular for the implementation of the good practices in own educational practice.
The final publication comprises the literature review, methods, observations, findings, good practices related to ECEC in an intercultural perspective and practical examples derived from the Intercultural Early Childhood Education and Care Curriculum Design for Professionals (I.ECEC) project. It was made possible with the cooperation of the partners Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts, University of Florence (UNIFI) Department of Education, Languages, Intercultures, Literature and Psychology (FORLILPSI), Eötvös Loránd University-Faculty of Primary and Pre-School Education, Galileo Progetti Nonprofit Kft., ARCA Cooperativa Sociale a r.l. and Józsefváros United Nurseries. This manual is based on the usage of the final publication. It includes a summary for each chapter along with guiding questions in order to understand the final outcomes regarding social inclusion in intercultural pre-school education. The aim is therefore to concretize a shortcut towards the use of the final publication in order to contribute to the field of education of educators and practice-oriented scientific research.
The main objective of the I.ECEC survey was to gather information about the experiences of educators during COVID-19 situation and the changes in the practice of the ECEC services.
The semi-structured questionnaire used for the I.ECEC survey was designed by the research team of the University of Florence (UNIFI), coordinated by Ph.D. Prof. Clara Silva, with the support of ELTE TOK and Erasmushogeschool Brussel (EhB) and it consisted of 4 closed-ended questions and 17 open-ended questions. It was translated in Italian, Hungarian and Dutch, with minor changes, to adapt it to specific contexts and realities. The main thematic areas/sections of the questionnaire were: relationship with children and families, routine moments, play and activities and reflections on the COVID-19 experience.
The International Recipe book, that collects healthy, nutritious, balanced, tasty and appetizing, good cooking recipes from each project partners during the implementation of the FINE! project, is a practical tool available both for organizations and families: some of which will become part of the partner menus, and some will be shared with the families by the staff of the educational institution.
We are happy to have the opportunity within the “Fine! Food and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education and Care” project to be able to present you some key topics regarding this issue. We collected articles revealing various aspects of food on the topics:
health, prevention of obesity and diseases;
nutritional principles and biology elements;
the importance of nutrition in childhood development;
eating and feeding difficulties in children;
food allergies and intolerance to food;
food as a tool for inclusion and intercultural integration;
nutrition and social inclusion of children in ECEC;
regulations regarding food and food for ECEC;
environmental impact of food, recycle and return of food leftover, prevention
of food waste and leftovers.
The Central European Initiative (CEI) is a regional intergovernmental forum committed to supporting European integration through cooperation between and among its Member States and with the European Union (EU) and international organisations. The following publication offers a useful stimulus to whoever works in the field of social inclusion and further strategies for the Europe 2020 on inclusion and active development. It contains an explanation of Social Inclusion in Europe, an analysis of the inclusion of the disadvantaged in the workplace and it ends with a collection of best practices carried out by each partner.
The PRESS project contributes to the achievement of the objectives set by Europe 2020 in education, employment, and social inclusion, and in Hungary to the implementation of the National Social Inclusion Strategy: extreme poverty, child poverty, Roma (2011-2020). The publication is composed as follows: in the beginning there is an analysis of the context, it follows a description of the project and the related partners, then there is a focus on the disadvantaged groups and what are the strategies of the European Union for them. Finally, it spotlights the Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISE) and the different national contexts.
This publication has been produced through the Erasmus + KA2 Strategic Multicultural Partnerships Project Early Childhood Education – MECEC+. It includes the description of the partners involved, the explanation of the relationship between European Union and Multicultural Early Childhood Education, methods and tools of the research, the needs analysis, and the comparison of national research reports.