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Preparing Primary Teachers to Lead Inclusive Learning
Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Specialized Handbook with theory, guidelines and practical exercises
The main target group is mainstream primary teachers who are not specialists in SEN.
The Council conclusions on education and training in Europe 2020 suggest that the improvement of the professional development of school teachers, school leaders and teacher trainers, will lead to increase in the quality of teaching. The PRETTi project develops this argument further by preparing primary teachers to respond to the diversity of needs they will face in today’s classrooms, a measure needed to impact students' personal development and lead to inclusive education.
An average of 150 primary teachers from Slovakia and Bulgaria are targeted
10 focus groups (5 in BG and 5 in SK) were organized and carried out to demonstrate and collect feedback on applicability and potential for improvement and further exploitation of the PRETTi Handbook.
In Bulgaria NART in collaboration with SU Vasil Kunchov, Vratsa, held 5 focus groups as part of the evaluation process of the draft version of the PRETTi handbook.
In Slovakia Zakladna skola and VUDPAP organized and held 5 focus groups with the participation of primary teachers and experts in inclusive education.