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EU Grant information

Multicultural Education And Inclusion in IMSP

In the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 school year, IMSP successfully enrolled in a grant project, funded by the European Union, entitled Multicultural Education and Inclusion at the International Montessori School of Prague. The grant focuses on supporting children who are non-native speakers of English, increasing inclusiveness and diversity-related competences of Primary and Elementary children and their parents.

The project consisted of:

  • individual support for non-native English speakers
  • projects and activities aimed at Elementary students, focused on democratic values
  • parent sessions on themes of inclusiveness and multiculturalism
  • community meetings

IMSP is a highly diverse multicultural environment. Within the Primary and Elementary program, the students represent more than 20 cultures, and the majority of instruction takes place in English, the community's shared language. For students who are not fluent, the school provides support in individual English as a Second Language classes. In a community like ours, it is critical to recognize, respect and celebrate each culture and identity, and actively prevent exclusion or bullying based on racial, religious and cultural differences. The key task of the teacher is to support and develop key competences leading to mutual respect and understanding, regardless of our differences. The teachers must be offered continuing professional development and ongoing education to manage this important aspect of their work. 

 

Community Meeting Summary - Inclusion

Invitation to Parent Session - Talent Dynamics

Parent Session Summary - Talent Dynamics

Invitation to Parent Session - Independence

Parent Session Summary - Independence

Invitation to Community Meeting - Global Education

Community Meeting Summary - Global Education

In the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 school year, IMSP successfully enrolled in a grant project, partially funded by the European Union, entitled Increasing Pro-Inclusivity at the International Montessori School of Prague. The grant focused on two year-long projects supporting inclusivity and diversity related competences of Primary and Elementary children, and its goal was to enable their eventual realization in other Prague schools through detailed methodology and teacher education. 

IMSP is a highly diverse multicultural environment. Within the Primary and Elementary program, the students represent more than 14 cultures, and the majority of instruction takes place in English, the community's shared language. For students who are not fluent, the school provides support in individual English as a Second Language classes. In a community like ours, it is critical to recognize, respect and celebrate each culture and identity, and actively prevent exclusion or bullying based on racial, religious and cultural differences. The key task of the teacher is to support and develop key competences leading to mutual respect and understanding, regardless of our differences. The teachers must be offered continuing professional development and ongoing education to manage this important aspect of their work. 

The resulting Methodology is available for download here

Yearly Overview and Curriculum for Values Education

Yearly Overview and Curriculum for Cultural Education

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