The project is funded via the Erasmus+ scheme of the European Union. The partners for the three-year project are:
The rationale for the project is the increase in cultural and linguistic diversity of students in our schools as a result of migration. In line with the current influx of migrants and refugees to Europe and the international Sustainable Development Goal of inclusive and equitable education for all, this project aims to prioritise the inclusive education of students with a migration background and the school leadership that facilitates that inclusive education.
Research indicates that students with a migration background often achieve academically well below their indigenous peers. The need for professional development for teachers to address the learning needs of all students is urgent and the role of school leadership in setting the vision and creating the opportunities for that is significant. The project therefore focuses on the support and strategies needed in all levels of school leadership in order to facilitate the needs of a culturally diverse student population. The project aims to:
Identify and disseminate innovative practice in culturally responsive school leadership
Develop frameworks for the evaluation of culturally responsive leadership
Provide high-quality training resources in the form of leader training
Develop a MOOC for school leaders and interested parties outside of the project