EuroClio participation at CIES2018

From 25th to 29th of March 2018 Annual Conference of Comparative International Education Society took place in Mexico City. This years annual conference was a great success with a week of presentations, lectures, sessions and cultural events. The 2018 conference theme was “Re-Mapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue” with an aim of reflecting on the divisions between developed and developing nations and in encouraging the shift in the traditional starting point of research toward the global South (education). Around 3000 researchers and practitioners from 114 different countries took part in this exchange of research ideas and findings, as well as practitioners’ experiences in the field of education.

Research team of EuroClio and CDRSEE ePACt project (Education Partnership for Advocacy, Capacity Building and Transformation), Dea Maric (University of Zagreb) and Rodoljub Jovanovic (Uiversity of Deusto, Bilbao) were invited to present the findings of the Needs Assessment of History Education in the Western Balkans. As part of the conference panel The Role of Teachers in Shaping Educational Experiences in (Post) Conflict Settings, they gave the presentation under the title Controversy in The Classroom. How do history teachers in Western Balkans approach sensitive and controversial topics? Presenters and guests engaged in a lively discussion on academic and policy relevance of the findings as well as their potential for further synergetic work of researchers, policy makers and practitioners on innovating History Education in Western Balkans and beyond.

Conference participation of the research team was financially supported by Open Society Foundations.

EuroClio Director in OSF New Executives Fund Meet Up in New York

EuroClio Association

How to deal with the increasingly volatile environment of non-profit organiations working for a range of ends in the human rights, social justice, inclusion, peace and democracy fields? The Open Society Foundations hosted on 21-22 November a meeting of it's pool of grant recipients, including EuroClio, who receives core support from the Foundations and whose Director in 2013 receives a special grant from the New Executives Fund.

The meeting focused on offering the group of new executives various opportunities to engage in peer learning, including peer consultancies on difficult leadership challenges, a workshop on effective usage of communications and different panel with constructive and frank exchange of thoughts on current issues, as well as possibilities for future common strategies on dealing with new political realities.

EuroClio is very fortunate to work with the Open Society Foundations. It's Education Support Programme and the New Executives Fund have helped the organisation effectively transition as well as develop new programmes in the field, such as 'Football. A People's History'.

London Calling: Open Society Foundations Supports “Strategies for Inclusion” Meeting

Jaco Stoop Project Updates

In the second week of November around 20 educators will meet in London for the second combined special interest group meeting within the project “Strategies for Inclusion”. During this weeklong meeting the group will discuss the progress made on their educational materials, and specifically look into teachers guidance to help make the activities suitable for a diverse variety of learners. This includes extra guidance for students that need extra challenge, students that need some more support in behaviour, and students that are deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind or partially sighted.

Thanks to the generous support of the Open Society Institute and efforts by project advisor Kate Lapham (Open Society Foundations) the group is able to come to the United Kingdom. The availability of a large pool of expertise on inclusive education within the United Kingdom and the fact that the working language of the project is English and therefore on-site learning sessions and school visits will be easier and more effective, make London the preferred meeting location for our next meeting.

Strategies for Inclusion