Issue no. 29 of the online newsletter 'Courriel européen des langues' - edited by the International Centre for Pedagogical Studies (CIEP) - highlights the network meeting of the ECML project "CARAP for parents - Parental Involvement in plurilingual and intercultural education" which was held on 30 and 31 October at the ECML premises (Graz , Austria).
The project aims to disseminate knowledge relating to the cognitive and social benefits of plurilingual and intercultural education. It also aims to develop the inclusion of parents in the elaboration of plurilingual and intercultural activities at school. To achieve this second aim, teachers must be informed about and trained in the benefits of involving families in pluralistic approaches – pluringual and intercultural.
The latest project event brought together experts in charge of associations of parents of students, who are interested in languages, persons in charge of teaching professionals aiming at the diffusion of plurilingual and pluricultural approaches, teachers, teacher trainers and researcher teachers with experience in the involvement of parents in educational processes.
Summary of the network meeting
Acting as the National Contact Point for the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) in France, CIEP promotes the work of the ECML via national professional networks.