The purpose of this project is to devise an education module for the possible further development of a curriculum, for pedagogic professionals working with bilingual children at pre-school in transition to primary school. This includes local authority teaching staff, kindergartens and also freelance pedagogues working with children in the field of language development. The full integration of migrants into society and into the labour market is vital. In order to improve the competitiveness of Germany and to fulfil the goals of the EC on language diversity, as well as to overcome the generation gap, we need to support the language development of children and the qualifications of people working with them, irrespective of whether they are natives or migrants. The necessity to restructure the working programs of kindergartens with regards to the special communicative and interactive needs of bilinguals affects the professional education of staff and changes the attitudes of organizations towards on programs of IVT and VET. It is our aim, therefore, to produce a competence program, in order to advance willingness for cross-cultural learning. The partnership seeks to create an education module which includes aspects of intercultural learning, psychology and language development for two languages equally. Special focus will be on change management for educational organisations developing bilingual education programs for children. The project seeks to embed the topic of bilingualism and the development of skills and competences in vocational and professional education. Methods and didactics will be extracted from approaches in order to improve the qualifications and career development of pedagogic staff within their professional duties and to support their employer to assist by using what has been learned.
|Effektiv start/slut dato||01/08/2012 → 01/09/2014|