CVEK

inakosti-slovenske_arabic
10. 10. 2016

A baedeker from Foreigners to Foreigner in Arabic

Content:

The idea for the project Intercultural Guide to Lives in Slovakia came from the constantly recurring questions concerning daily life in Slovakia which we are asked during our work by incoming foreigners. The great number of them surprised us at first, we still do not have an answer to some, and it is evident that for many questions no simple answers exist. 

Our idea was a book that looks different to the ordinary guidebook for a country. So then, do not look into it for facts about the country’s area, the number of inhabitants, or precise instructions on what you may and may not do. Our guide, by taking the qualities or strangenesses of Slovakia as perceived by people from outside, aims to enable new arrivals and old-established residents alike to look at ordinary situations from different perspectives and to taste, with a pinch of spice and salt, what we’re cooking together.

inakosti-slovenske_rus
10. 10. 2016

A baedeker from Foreigners to Foreigner in Russian

Content:

The idea for the project Intercultural Guide to Lives in Slovakia came from the constantly recurring questions concerning daily life in Slovakia which we are asked during our work by incoming foreigners. The great number of them surprised us at first, we still do not have an answer to some, and it is evident that for many questions no simple answers exist. 

Our idea was a book that looks different to the ordinary guidebook for a country. So then, do not look into it for facts about the country’s area, the number of inhabitants, or precise instructions on what you may and may not do. Our guide, by taking the qualities or strangenesses of Slovakia as perceived by people from outside, aims to enable new arrivals and old-established residents alike to look at ordinary situations from different perspectives and to taste, with a pinch of spice and salt, what we’re cooking together.

inakosti-slovenske_eng
10. 10. 2016

A baedeker from Foreigners to Foreigner in English

Content:

The idea for the project Intercultural Guide to Lives in Slovakia came from the constantly recurring questions concerning daily life in Slovakia which we are asked during our work by incoming foreigners. The great number of them surprised us at first, we still do not have an answer to some, and it is evident that for many questions no simple answers exist. 

Our idea was a book that looks different to the ordinary guidebook for a country. So then, do not look into it for facts about the country’s area, the number of inhabitants, or precise instructions on what you may and may not do. Our guide, by taking the qualities or strangenesses of Slovakia as perceived by people from outside, aims to enable new arrivals and old-established residents alike to look at ordinary situations from different perspectives and to taste, with a pinch of spice and salt, what we’re cooking together.

inakosti-slovenske_svk
10. 10. 2016

A baedeker from Foreigners to Foreigner in Slovak

Content:

The idea for the project Intercultural Guide to Lives in Slovakia came from the constantly recurring questions concerning daily life in Slovakia which we are asked during our work by incoming foreigners. The great number of them surprised us at first, we still do not have an answer to some, and it is evident that for many questions no simple answers exist. 

Our idea was a book that looks different to the ordinary guidebook for a country. So then, do not look into it for facts about the country’s area, the number of inhabitants, or precise instructions on what you may and may not do. Our guide, by taking the qualities or strangenesses of Slovakia as perceived by people from outside, aims to enable new arrivals and old-established residents alike to look at ordinary situations from different perspectives and to taste, with a pinch of spice and salt, what we’re cooking together.

Letak_titulka
30. 05. 2016

Complex Instruction Program leaflet

Content:

In an attractive form of a leaflet, we are introducing the main conclusions from our research on Complex Instruction Program as one of the tools of inclusive education and its potential implementation in Slovak schools. This leaflet thus serves the teachers, school principals, and policymakers who are interested in learning more about the basic principles of the program and get a brief insight into the experience of the primary school in Hejőkeresztúr with an education of children from diverse backgrounds.

complex_instruction_program_titulka
24. 05. 2016

Complex Instruction Program: Working together towards inclusive education

Content:

The publication introduces the conclusion of a short-term research project, which was conducted in the spring of 2016 in the primary school in the Hungarian village of Hejőkeresztúr. The school has been for long trying to create an inclusive environment for its students, on the classroom level mainly with the help of the Complex Instruction Program. The core of this research is thus a case study of the school which draws on interviews with the school principal and teachers, focus groups with children, classroom observation, as well as interviews with other actors, mainly the village mayor and the public policy analyst. The case study is supplemented by the review of scientific literature dedicated to this pedagogical program and a comprehensive analysis of the application of the Complex Instruction Program in the Slovak education system.

titulka_rovne-sance-2
21. 12. 2015

Equal Opportunities: Support of Education of Romani Youth at Secondary Level through Affirmative Action

Content:

The study focuses on, so far, largely marginal topic of Roma education at university level. Available data suggest not only enormous ethnically determined inequalities, but also tendencies of Romani youth to disproportionally opt for social work studies. This is probably caused by societal stereotypical expectation about desirable study and work traits of Roma.

Drawing of experience of the US, the author argues that changes in societal stratification and access to prestigious jobs and positions require ensuring equal access to quality university education in lucrative areas.  A significant portion of the study thus focuses on both positive and negative experience with affirmative action programs in the US over the last four decades that are relevant also for the context of Roma in Slovakia.

The final section of the study discusses the first affirmative action pilot program called You also have a chance! Implemented by CVEK in partnership with the University of Economics in 2014/2015.

titulka_rovne-sance-1
21. 12. 2015

Equal Opportunities I: Support of Education of Romani Youth at Secondary Level through Affirmative Action

Content:

The study focuses on secondary education of Romani youth that has, so far, received little attention. Drawing on available data, mapping of CVEK in Trnava Self-Governing as well all current policy approaches, the author argues that mere prohibition of discrimination is insufficient to remedy vast inequalities in area of education between Romani and non-Romani population.

While accepting that intervention at pre-school and primary school level is most effective, the author furthermore argues that in particularly transition to secondary school should be also at the centre of policy makers. Deriving from the principle of respect of human dignity and equality, the study advocates that dominant policy approach should rely on affirmative action measures to ensure equal access of Romani youth to existing educational structures.

The final section of the study discusses a pilot model of such affirmative action measures focused on socially disadvantaged youth in the town of Skalica implemented in school year 2014/2015.

Vyrovnavame_sance_titulka
14. 12. 2015

Ensuring Equal Opportunities: Handbook on Study Selection and Career Counselling for Socially Disadvantaged Youth

Content:

This practical handbook is designed to help teachers and other professionals working with socially disadvantaged youth in career counselling.  The handbook includes numerous exercises and methods of working with children and youth from marginalized environment to ensure that they have access to quality education in particularly during transition to higher secondary education.

We have prepared the handbook in our project introducing affirmative action program in partnership with the Trnava Higher Regional Unit.

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