As part of a pedagogical experiment, the teachers’ workshop seeks answers to issues and challenges which define the operation of the school and permeate everyday teaching and learning. During recent years, the primary school at the Pécs-Somogy site has virtually become segregated, as a consequence of the migration generated by the free choice of school: those parents who can afford to take their children away, prefer to choose inner-city schools. Therefore, the school management considers it particularly important to find a way to advance children and to offer everyone whatever they need to be successful and effective. The workshop seeks to develop an educational programme in which teachers can combine alternative pedagogical methods and other methodological good practices, as well as their own individual experiences to create what they need, in a puzzle-like manner.
The case study on the Workshop for Teachers Focusing on School Improvement and Community Building was elaborated in the EFFeCT project which was coordinated by the Knowledge Centre of the Tempus Public Foundation and it was carried out with the participation of six countries: Finland, Latvia, the Czech Republic, the UK, Ireland and Hungary. The main goal of the international collaboration is to develop a European methodological framework which aims to facilitate collaborative learning of teachers and seeks to provide a guideline for policymakers and other educational stakeholders. During the research and analysis phase of the project we found that some of the good practices also contribute directly or indirectly to reduce early school leaving.
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