ERIC Number: ED332836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The CDCC Teacher Bursaries Scheme. European Teachers' Seminar on "Towards Intercultural Education: Training for Teachers of Gypsy Pupils" (Benidorm, Spain, June 9-13, 1989).
The Council of Europe's third seminar on Gypsy and migrant children's education attracted 75 educators from 6 European countries. This report provides a synopsis of each of eight plenary lectures and complete reports from four workshops. An introduction offers background information and an opening address by Jean-Pierre Liegois is given in full. Among points made in this address are the following: (1) the education of Gypsy and migrant children is of relevance across Europe; (2) in the European Community's member states, only a minority of Gypsy children attend school with any regularity; (3) teacher-training development and intercultural education are of pivotal importance at a time when widespread educational reform is gaining momentum in many countries; (4) consideration of the problem has been evident through international meetings, publications, and studies; (5) objectives of initial and inservice teacher training need to be examined and clarified; and (6) issues of intercultural educational policy should be raised and curriculum revised to bring European education from ethnocentric labeling to pedagogical pluralism. The titles of the seminar's lectures are as follows: (1) "The Intercultural School in Organizational Models of the Twentieth-Century School"; (2) "The Intercultural: From Theory to Practice"; (3) "School Provision for Gypsy Children in Andalucia: Practice, Achievements, and Plans"; (4) "The Intercultural Approach to Working with Irish Travellers"; (5) "Training Projects in Catalonia"; (6) "A Training Project in Valencia"; (7) "Studying Inter-Ethnic Relations in the School"; and (8) "Attitudes and Prejudices of Teachers and Pupils Regarding Other Peoples and Cultures." Finally, each of the work groups defined needs for more intercultural teacher training and curriculum, and more information programs. (TES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers: Europe (West); European Community; Gypsies; Irish People; Spain