ARAD COUNTY SCHOOL INSPECTORATE

Arad County School Inspectorate (Inspectoratul Școlar Județean Arad – ISJA) supervises 143 schools (out of which 67 are in urban area, while 76 are in rural areas), more than 5,000 teaching staff and over 60,000 students.

Applying the policies and strategies of the Ministry of Education, ISJA provides the framework for personal and professional development for all the educational staff in the county, promoting innovation and pro-reforming policies; committed to pursuing equity in education and to guaranteeing equal opportunities and free competition in order to attain quality education in the service it provides.

Main activities:


-applying the national policies regarding education;

-councelling and supporting schools and teaching staff;

-improving the pupils school results applying the nationalpolicies and strategies;

-evaluating the professional competences / activities of the teaching staff;

-ensuring the quality of the didactic activity;

-monitoring the quality of the school management and teaching-learning activities according to national standards;

-coordinating school-enrollment, national exams, school graduating exam (the Baccalaureate) and schoolcompetitions;

-mediating the conflicts between schools and local public administration/ municipality;

-controlling and verifying if law and legal norms regarding curriculumare applied;

-organizing and conducting school inspections;

-advising and assessing teachers’ activity;

-offeringcouncelling regarding school management;

-ensuring the necessary human resource in schools;

-identifying the professional and training needs of teaching staff;

-monitoring andassessing training programs and their impact upon teaching activities.


Priorities:


-quality standards in education;

-equal access to education and preventing school drop out;

-resources in education/digitalization;

-internationalization; increasing the European dimensions of education and training;

-complementarities ofextracurricular (nonformal) activities to school (formal) education;

-opening of the educational system and vocational training towards the economic, cultural and social environment;


The 23 school inspectors (for different subjects, management, European projects, primary education) from Arad County School Inspectorate were selected from a group of creditable teachers and trainers from Arad county, being persons with a lot of experiencein the didactic activity, authors of different studies, curricula and methodologies guides, authors of textbooks and specialty books. Most of them are mentors, local and national trainers, involved intraining, counseling and evaluation activities.With professionalism in decision making, taking responsibility for its actions and promoting transparency and professionalism, the whole team, led by one general school inspector and two deputy school inspectors, is committed to shaping a modern comunity of students and teachers.


  As promoter of national and European education strategies, ISJA organizes each year a wide range of cultural and scientific activities such as: local, national and international symposia, conferences and workshops. These aim at enhancing the academic training of both the teachersand the students and to connect the academic community with the local society. A peculiarity of the Arad County School Inspectorate is the desire to enhance the role of teachers inactive training, in order to develop new skills and competences, to exchange good practices and experiences with experts or colleagues inland and abroad.Although the relations with the comunity are valued and rewarded.


Through the years, Arad County School Inspectorate was also involved in the different projects funded by European Commission through the Erasmus+, Horizon 2020, EEA and Norway Grants, European Social Funds. All projects addressed priorities such: multiliteracy, digitalisation, bullying, equal chances, school failure, quality in education, employability, Roma children, sustainability a.o.Thus, educators continually improve their practice, support student empowerment and success, inspire students to positively contribute to their own development and to responsibly participate in the rapidly changing world.

Polo Europeo della Conoscenza – Istituto Comprensivo di Bosco Chiesanuova – ITALY

Polo Europeo della Conoscenza – European Pole of Knowledge (“Europole”) is a non-profit public body with a huge amount of members; more than 4000 Schools and Organizations of Researchers, 3 Universities, 40 Adult Education Organizations, 2 Regional Administrations, Municipalities, 20 VET schools, 20 NGOs, 4 cooperatives, with more than 140.000 members in Italy. It is located in Verona – Italy and recognised as a Council for the European Educational Integration acting directly with all Educational Institutions at regional and national levels.


Europole’s main fields of activities are to promote the European dimension and integration through European and extra – European workshops, seminars, conferences, partnerships and projects. The network is planning “umbrella activities” involving in the projects the greatest possible number of institutions of the consortium. Polo Europeo della Conoscenza works in every field of education, from ITC to in-service training courses for teachers and kindergarten sectors to adult education in prison and in rural areas. It works also on social exclusion, fighting against xenophobia and racism, helping to break stereotypes around gender among different cultures and religions, training of students and drop outs, intercultural learning, youth workers’ and vocational training field. The 4000 institutions members of the network are working with learners at risk of social and cultural exclusion: immigrants, refugees, drop-out and learners with separated parents, social-psychological borderline situations, bullish, learners with disabilities and other special needs. Another field of activities is job strategies and economical researches. One of the main fields of activity of the network in the last years has been the educational robotics focused on the prosocial values and human rights.

 

„Iosif Moldovan” Middle School

„Iosif Moldovan” Middle School is situated in the city of Arad, in the western part of Romania. It  is one of the oldest schools in Arad, dating back to 1867 and it has three buildings in three different neighborhoods: Pârneava, Alfa and Confecții.

 In our school there are 23 classes: 15 primary classes, of which 5 are in the Step by step Alternative and 7 lower secondary classes and one class lower secondary-low frequency.


There are 486 pupils altogether and 44 teachers, three support teachers, a speech therapist and a school psychologist.

 We follow the Romanian National curriculum for  Primary and  Secondary Levels. We encourage students to find their passion, to pursue their dreams and succeed in accomplishing them. That is why we offer different activities each week after school: Folk music band, reading club, art workshop-stained glass objects, modern dance group and football team.


 The quality teaching is possible due to an appropriate material basis. The activity is carried out in the three buildings. The material basis comprises: 17 classrooms equipped with modular furniture, 5 classrooms with furniture for Step by step, Computer lab, 2 speech therapies labs, one library, renovated gym.

 The community served by the school is characterized by socio-cultural diversity. The population consists of different ethnics group who have either coexisted over time in the neighborhood (Romanians and Hungarians), or they have later settled in this area, such as the Romani people, who are the most numerous.


 We find the same diversity on an economic level as well. The native population is constantly decreasing, while the number of Romani who bought houses in the neighborhood and who have families with large numbers of children has increased.


 Our main objective here at Iosif Moldovan Middle School is to make sure that every child, without discrimination, is supported in the learning  process, in order to be successful, to face challenges and to enjoy life. To achieve this, the school's target is the development of a friendly and supportive learning environment, together with different partners, so that each student is encouraged in the learning process, without any discrimination, in order to face challenges, become successful and enjoy life.

 

Our school's motto is the following: Come to my school! Learn, share, care for and work together by helping the world become a better place.                  

 

’Angel Karaliychev’’ Secondary School

’Angel Karaliychev’’ Secondary school is located in Strazhitsa, a small town in the central part of the country.
The school has students from 1st to 12th grade, who are both from the city and the nearby villages.
In addition, there are 13 groups of students, from the age of 7 to the age of 13, who attend school in the afternoon.
The school provides our students and teachers with a well-equipped facilities, which contributes to fruitful learning.

Primary level
The primary stage of school education includes students from 1st to 4th grade. The lessons are combined with the activities for self-preparation and leisure activities in mixed blocks in the morning and in the afternoon. There are two teachers per class who have direct contact with the students. Each class is taught throughout the school day.


During the self-preparation classes students strengthen the knowledge and skills in the main subjects like Bulgarian language, Mathematics. Here, students most often do their homework and do exercises.During the  hobby classes students make different products, play games, draw, sing, practice, depending on what direction the teacher has chosen to work on.  Each topic is tailored to the age characteristics of children, and the comprehensiveness of the topics contributes to the improvement of creative and logical thinking. These are some of our students' favorite classes.


Lower secondary level
Students from 5th to 7th grade attend morning and afternoon classes.
They study compulsory subjects alongside with extra- curricular ones.
The classes are divided into two- morning and afternoon ones. In the morning students attend the obligatory classes while in the afternoon they take part in different activities that include doing the homework and different leisure activities .



Upper secondary level
Students from 8th to 12th grade.Two different profiles- IT with enhanced learning of English and vocational one- Bakery

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS 

Dept. OF EDUCATION & SOCIAL WORK SCIENCES

In 2014, the University of Patras celebrated 50 years of Academic operation, marked by continuous development and constantly emerging new achievements. The University presently stands well ahead of its original goal, which was to set “a firm model of an Academic institution providing Greece with a highly qualified Alumnae contributing to the society’s development and growth”. Today, the University of Patras enjoys recognition as an Academic Institution with a worldwide impact, attracting thousands of students and a large number of Academic and Research Personnel actively involved in the cutting-of-edge science, Innovation and Excellence.


The University of Patras was founded in the city of Patras in 1964 and it began functioning in the Academic year 1966-67. The establishment of the University contributed vastly to the decentralization of Academic Education in Greece. In June 2013 the University of Western Greece was incorporated in the University of Patras. In 2019 the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece was incorporated in the University of Patras {N.4610/109, ΦΕΚ 70/7,5,2019 (Α' 70)]


The Department of Education and Social Work emerged from the renaming of the Department of Primary Education and its merger with the Department of Social Work of TEI of Western Greece, according to the provisions of Law 4610/2019 (article 36, paragraph 2, subsection 2.aa). It will accept students for the first time in the academic year 2019-20.
University students will have the right to select an academic track within the Department, in accordance with the Department of Studies and the Departmental Regulations currently drafted.
Studies in the Department of Education and Social Science are four-year (eight semesters) and graduates are credited with 240 European Credit Units (ECTS).
The Department already offers postgraduate studies, which will also be enriched with subjects of the field of Social Work.
The Department has contracts with many European universities under the Erasmus + Program for student mobility. Thus, a significant number of foreign students are welcomed each year, while several students of the Department take part of their studies at European universities.

                 OSMANIYE IL MILLI EGITIM MUDURLUGU-OSMANIYE MEM

Osmaniye is located on the East part of Mediterrean Regions and it is surrounded by 4 metropolitan cities; Kahramanmaraş, Gaziantep, Antakya and Adana. It has been a bridge city between East and West regions of Turkey. It is located on the ancient Silk Road with fascinating historical ruins, Osmaniye is also called the city of castles because there are 46 castles, once used as guards.


Osmaniye Provincial Directorate of National Education is a governmental organisation in charge with the planning and coordination of all kind of educational and training activities from pre-school to the end of secondary school, vocational high schools, technical schools and adult education institutions&centres in its region. There is 1 director, 9 deputy directors,20 school inspectors. It is responsible for about 442 schools, 7462 teachers and 133017 students in its region and responsible for any kind of educational facilities.


Osmaniye is a regional public body and under its umbrella there are:

* 6 disctrict directorates of national education
*51 pre-primary schools and 595 pre-school classes with 11.369 students ( ages at 3-4-5-) and 595 teachers,
*172 primary schools with 43.224 students (ages at 6- 9) and 2.806 teachers
*110 secondary schools with 44.076 students (ages at 10-13) and 1.861 teachers
*78 high schools with 35.220 students (ages at 14-17) and 2792 teachers
*19 Vocational & Technical Schools
*7 Adult Education Centers
*2 Guidance and Research Centers
*4 Teachers’ House
*9 Special Education Schools

The objectives of Osmaniye MEM are:
-*To provide access of education to all children from pre-school to upper secondary

*To provide quality education to all students enrolled in our schools

*To provide school & classroom environment in the standards of EU

*To benefit from the projects to improve the standards of education

*To support Lifelong Learning by providing educational facilities to all from every age group