THE INITIATIVE PROMOTER’S PERSPECTIVE
Context & specific needs: a specific geographic region (the lower valley of the River Gail, neighboring Italy and Slovenia) where there was a strong need to introduce three languages and cultures from early childhood.
trilingual teaching in kindergartens from the 3 communities involved.
The specific geographic and cultural context facilitated the development of the initiative; Pedagogues were trained and supervised for the project activity. The evaluation was made by parents & teachers and showed high level of acceptance and wish to continue developing trilingual education from kindergarten to maturity.
Its impact is impressive: registration for the kindergartens involved doubled since the project started.
recognition of the originality of the project and the success it had from the very beginning. The promoters wanted to establish a start point to extend trilingual teaching to all teaching levels after the project finished.
Trilingual teaching has been extended to primary level in all the 3 regions. Documents supporting the extension of this kind of teaching were sent to educational authorities. Yearly conferences on early multilingualism are are held.
Substantial impact at national and international / regional level. The initial expectations were more than exceeded.
To take into account the specific context and the real needs of the beneficiaries.
THE NELLIP NETWORK’S PERSPECTIVE
The project is consistent with the current policies. It focuses on minority languages.
The project is consistent with the European, National and yearly priorities.
It provides added value, it motivates the children, the parents, it responds excellently to contextual needs.
THE NATIONAL AGENCY’S PERSPECTIVE
Substantial impact in the region and on the education community. The project excellently reflects geographical situation and incorporates mediation of the 3 languages into the project's pedagogical concept. It also takes into account policies on minority languages. It was also extended to other educational levels.
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