TE-SCHOOL is an Adult Education and Vocational Training Center that operates in the region of Karditsa. It is a rural area which has been deeply affected by economic, social, cultural and technological challenges. The recent economic crisis combined with the health crisis has contributed to an increase in the proportion of unemployed people in the region. Moreover, as the arrival of migrants in the region is a reality, issues arise concerning the education of both migrants and citizens themselves for the smooth and beneficial integration of them into the local society.
Through the implementation of the training course entitled “Sensitisation training with reference to migration, racism, discrimination etc., culture and diversity with strategies for teaching these issues to diverse age groups”, the main aim is to develop the intercultural skills of adult trainers so that they are able to manage diversity in their training sessions.
Education and awareness of racism, xenophobia, discrimination, etc. is one of the most important issues in the field of adult education. This training course aims to provide trainers with the knowledge and skills to be able to manage the coexistence of individuals and groups with cultural differences. In the long term, it aims to strengthen the basic characteristics of the intercultural competent teacher.
The project includes a mobility to Iceland for adult trainers to attend the training course entitled “Sensitisation training with reference to migration, racism, discrimination etc., culture and diversity with strategies for teaching these issues to diverse age groups” from 18 – 24 September 2022. Six (6) adult trainers will attend this course in order to be able to manage diversity in their sessions in a more effective way. The trainers will come from a variety of disciplines so that the new knowledge can be applied to a wide range of subjects.
The project is expected to have the following results for adult trainers: -raising awareness of issues such as stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, exclusion/inclusion and racism and everyday racism -strengthening positive attitudes towards intercultural training -developing their ability to create a learning environment of trust and security -developing their ability to create lesson plans using the principles of intercultural education -developing their ability to manage groups of different cultural backgrounds -shaping a culture of Lifelong Learning – eveloping a more positive attitude towards the European project and the EU values – upporting development of professional networks across Europe