Inter-Cultural Community Evaluation and Planning
The project aims to develop a community-based planning and evaluation system, referred to as ICCEP where schools and other stakeholders collaborative in networks for the improvement of migration background students and a member of the network or an external body act as a facilitator and mediator during the ICCEP process. The term ICCEP means involving all stakeholders in the process of evaluation and planning. In this project, the education governance systems and the underpinning intercultural policies and documents of the participating countries will be reviewed. Teachers’, school leaders’ and other sectoral support agencies survey responses will lead towards developing a conceptual map of ICCEP. and the development of a framework of quality indicators and the detailed mechanism of ICCEP. Through case studies, the consortium will explore what training needs should be provided to upskill the existing competencies of members of the network. For this reason, this project includes developing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and a toolkit of essential resources to plan for and integrate migrant students in communities. It will also involve training on the mechanisms required for ICCEP.
The project partnership is an experienced one and is made of representatives of Dublin City University, Johannes Kepler University, University of Oslo, Pamukkale University, Junta de Extremadura. Each partner brings interest, knowledge, experience and infrastructure to the project. Each partner country has an established system of quality assurance and educational governance and has a high proportion of migration background students in their education systems and therefore, they are interested in exploring the scope of ICEP as it specifically applies to all types of migrant students (refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants) across Europe and developing a framework that offers a complete mechanism for this new model of evaluation along with a comprehensive professional development system for the upstream of stakeholder competencies in ICCEP. The envisaged outcome is that this project will provide a complete mechanism for ICCEP that are aligned with EU governance structures.
ACTIVITIES OF THE PROJECT
Each partner will use the review and discussions with key stakeholders in their country to outline features of subsequent outputs and develop ICCEP conceptual map and ICCEP framework of indicators.
An initial exploratory survey of school teachers perceptions relating to hindering and facilitating F(A)ctors concerning Intercultural community-based evaluation and Planning it applies to migrant students will be developed.
Publications and Multiplier events to highlight, disseminate, present, develop awareness and evaluate the outcomes of the project.
Development of a MOOC for the school leaders, school inspectors/support agencies and teachers to be engaged in ICCEP effectively.
Development of a training programme and a learning environment.
Development of an evaluation framework for the outcomes of the project.
A series of case studies of schools in the four countries
A conceptual map of the research project