The Moscow City University hosted the kick-off meeting of the project on November 2019. For the next 3 years, the partner universities will work on CReLEs, building an efficient framework to support culturally responsive leadership in European and Russian schools.
At the meeting, the working teams from the partner universities discussed the planned agenda and the most efficient ways to implement the project stages. The MCU’s team was represented by Rector Igor Remorenko, Deputy Director of the Institute of System Projects Igor Shiyan, Department’s Senior Researcher Irina Vorobyeva, Vice-Rector for Development Kirill Barannikov, Head of the International Relations Department Daria Milyaeva, and Department’s specialist Natalia Ageeva. The delegates from Ireland were Joe O’Hara, Director of The Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection and member of the School of Policy and Practice in the DCU Institute of Education; the experts of the Center Denise Burns and Martin Brown. The University Linz was represented by Herbert Altrichter, Professor at the Education Department, and Master’s graduate Alexandra Postlbauer. The University of Salamanca’s team included María José Rodríguez Conde, Professor at the University of Investigation Methods and Diagnostics in Education, and PhD graduate Adriana Garcia Gamazo.
During the working sessions the participants discussed
- Overview of the legal educational frameworks in partner countries
- Literature review of research on culturally-responsive leadership policies
- Data collection on culturally-responsive environments and multicultural schools in partner countries
- Possible scope for research articles within the problem field
- Evaluation of the existing culturally-responsive policies at the educational institutions in partner countries
- Design and conducting of trainings for school leadership
The next meeting of the International Consortium is scheduled for Autumn 2020 to be held in Linz, Austria.