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Exchange program between schools

A headmistress from a Montessori school in Suffolk, England shared her experiences of building a close working relationship with a privately-run school from Vienna Austria in the recent Montessori International magazine. The relationship actually began with the Austrian teacher visiting the Suffolk school, keeping in touch  and started planning for both staff and pupils to meet and share ideas and experiences.

Both schools appeared to have much in common: Montessori ethos, high regard for environmental and citizenship issues, and to highlight the differences between both European schools, which consists of the below:

a) age of children’s intake

b) length of working/schooling day

c) parents’ responds towards Montessori education

d) extra-curricular sports slots

I was very attracted to the benefits of such programme:

  • strong friendships forged between staff and students.
  • share teaching methods
  • discuss educational and humane values
  • show interest in other people’s cultures

In the UK, there are a lot of funding or supported programmes and projects between schools overseas and locals. Try visiting the below, to name a very few actually:

www.britishcouncil.org

www.globalgateway.org.uk 

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August 20, 2007 - Posted by | news, schools

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