The focus of our choice of priorities is to improve our teachers’ competences, as hoped by the Europe Strategy 2020, through the exchange of good practices related to a new inclusive and modern ways of teaching, in relation to both students with SEN and to the latest migrant students. For the students it will provide opportunities for further development in all aspects of life (school life, family life, social life, personal life). For the partners and the educational staff it will be a huge opportunity for educational cultivation and adoption of new knowledge. Our planned partnership will focus on using the best good practice of teaching students with special needs from each partners educational system as a means of promoting SEN pupils' developmental skills.
The project should be carried out transnationally because its aim is to:
• create a dinamic network of professionals or educators dealing with SEN students.
• Give support for all the stakeholders and promote professional development onsite and online.
• During the Mobilities teachers will observe the experience, strategies/methodologies and approaches, materials, activities planned and realized by each partner school during its daily life.
• During and after each mobility teachers will share them in dedicated blended online spaces such as blogs, Twin Space or e-twinning groups to support each other. The web tools will provide virtual spaces where the partners can join and communicate as a repository for sharing ideas worth spreading.
• To exchange knowledge, creativity and multiculturalism thanks to the presence of many different cultures.
• To strengthen professional staffs culture diversity, knowledge, and understanding of their role and identity in the European Community.
Compared with the other education disciplines, special education is a new educational area of interest and there are lots of researches and approaches to different kinds of teaching methods going on in several countries and schools. So thanks to this project the participants will have a chance to learn about different strategies from different countries and this will help all of us to experience and develop new didactic practices. In the countries involved in this project, education systems for students with special needs are very different: Slovenia has special schools and mainstream schools, but have also integrated some students with special needs, also have Education Centers who are specialized in specific types of needs such as the Center for cerebral palsy, the Center for Children with Disabilities, blind and visually impaired, etc.. Turkey also has special schools and mainstream schools, Poland has special schools and national policy of inclusion. Italy has adopted since 1977 an Inclusion policy., Portugal has mainstream school with departments with special needs, in their schools practice inclusion in normal classes and also have specialized units in certain schools, in partner's school has an Autism unit, Croatia has inclusion, but there are also schools for children with special needs called Education Centers, and are specialized in specific types of needs such as the Center for Autism, the Center for Children with Disabilities, blind and visually impaired, etc.. This project is addressed to the professional staff and children with special needs attending public education preschool, primary and secondary schools.