In the past period, meetings were held with principals, teachers and coordinators of the school integration teams in the seven schools that implement joint classes: “Arseni Jovkov”, “Zdravko Cvetkovski”, “Brakja Miladinovci”, “Boro Petrusevski”, “Dimitar Vlahov”, “Josip Broz-Tito” and “Vlado Tasevski”. These classes are supported by the USAID Youth Ethnic Integration Project (YEI), the City of Skopje and the OSCE Mission to Skopje.
During these meetings, the attendees discussed the process of implementation of the joint classes and the needs of the teachers for their effective implementation. They also shared the experiences and the challenges they face.
In the first half of this school year 2020/2021, 177 joint classes in different subjects were implemented. Through them, 580 students from different ethnic communities got to know each other better and strengthened their civic and democratic values.
Due to the fact that this year the teaching process takes place through distance learning, within the project, the schools were provided with technical support.
In the upcoming period, the teachers who implement joint classes will participate in several capacity building trainings which will deepen their knowledge of using digital tools in the teaching process, establishing good communication and cooperation between the students and similar activities that are useful for successful implementation of the joint classes.
This activity is part of the Youth Ethnic Integration Project, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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