Different countries, different education systems
In Europe, most countries have implemented different education systems for teachers and for pupils.
For example, in the Netherlands and Italy, the school heads have a high level autonomy. In France and Germany local authorities are very influential with regards to the curriculum of the school.
These differences of course influence how intercultural learning is included in teacher education and school curricula, and in order to make sure implementation of ICL policies and practices is successful, this needs to be tailored to each country’s educational system.
Therefore, the project partners drafted two Studies including policy recommendations, focusing on 5 countries (Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands):
- A Brief Overview on Intercultural Learning in Initial Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development for teachers of Upper Secondary Schools (Wiebke Hoffmann, Elisa Briga)
- A Brief Overview on Intercultural Learning in Curricula of Upper Secondary Schools and the Recognition of Long-Term Individual Pupil Mobility (Elisa Briga)