Longitudinal monitoring of schools and professional support
Today, we completed one of the core activities of the project, which was the longitudinal monitoring of the participating schools throughout the entire duration of the project. The monitoring consisted of several rounds of semi-structured interviews with school principals and teachers. Finally, there were also several observations in the classrooms, which included a personal consultation with the teachers.
In total, 12 schools and 24 teachers participated in the research. The aim was to continuously monitor the situation in Czech schools with regard to the influx of Ukrainian children, to identify problems in their integration, to help schools cope with the situation (consultatively, methodically, with support activities), but also to connect schools within the framework of sharing know-how and good practice.
As part of observations at schools and follow-up consultations, we have been cooperating with the National Pedagogical Institute (NPI), which has been focusing on the integration of foreign-language groups of children into Czech education for a long time. In addition, teachers could also use other consulting services and turn to representatives of the institute to solve specific situations in their classes.
During the implementation period (04/2022 to 05/2023), monitoring provided us with a number of interesting findings and information that influenced the form of project activities so that they always corresponded to the current needs of schools. We will now process these findings into a methodology of good practice (it will be published later on this website). Along with this, we will also provide summary reports with recommendations to the individual schools involved (due to GDPR, we will not publish these reports on the website).
Materials from the longitudinal monitoring of schools
A summary of the outcomes of the longitudinal monitoring of schools can be found under the link below.