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Infant education basque country

  1. 1. Infant Education in the Basque Country
  2. 2. Basque Autonomous Community
  3. 3. Educational System <ul><li>Compulsary Education: age 6-16 </li></ul><ul><li>Infant Education (non-compulsory) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First cycle: age 0-3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second cycle: age 3-6 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Types of schools in Infant Education Public network Publicly subsidized/Private network BASQUE GOVERNMENT Nursery schools............ ........ age 0-2 (e.g. visit in Bilbao) Pre-primary & Primary schools.age 2-6 (e.g. Hiruarteta Primary School) Local Authorities Municipal Nursery schools.…….age 0-3 (e.g. visit to Barakaldo) Private (BBK, schools…) 0-3 Private & subsidized 0-16
  5. 5. Students age 0-16 Public Schools ( figures from the Basque School Board 2007-2008 ) <ul><li>Cycle age 3-6 58.939 students </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Education (6-12) 107.329 </li></ul><ul><li>Compulsory Secondary 68.881 </li></ul><ul><li>Education (12-16) </li></ul><ul><li>Public network 47.2% students </li></ul><ul><li>Private/subsidized 52.8% </li></ul>
  6. 6. Educational Provision 0-6 figures 2007-2008 Basque School Board <ul><li>100% age 3-6 </li></ul><ul><li>92,3% age 2 </li></ul><ul><li>33,1% age 0-2 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Influential Factors I Evolution of Birth rate (figures from the Basque School Board) <ul><li>The birth rate in Euskadi is one of the lowest in Europe. Growing </li></ul><ul><li>at an average rate of over 2% annually. </li></ul><ul><li>The average age of first-time mothers is 32. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Foreign population in the BAC. 1998-2010 <ul><li>The foreign-born population rose from 15,130 in 1998 to more than 139,229 in 2010 </li></ul>Foreign-born population 7% immigrant students( Compulsary Education in 2008 Basque School Board) Influential Factors II
  9. 9. OFICIAL LANGUAGES <ul><li>Basque </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul>Influential Factors III
  10. 10. Social Measures for Family support 0-6 <ul><li>Financial support (grants) </li></ul><ul><li>Labor policy (work reduction) </li></ul><ul><li>Campaigns (Co-Responsability) </li></ul>
  11. 11. The latest campaign by the Basque Government
  12. 12. Other Institutions involved in Education <ul><li>Departments of Labour and Social Welfare </li></ul><ul><li>Provincial Councils ( e.g. S.E.N. age 0-3 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Town Halls (e.g. Gugaz aurrera- With us forward) </li></ul><ul><li>Emakunde (awareness campaigns) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Educational Resources 3-6 <ul><li>Speech therapy, physiotherapy, Educational Support Specialist, Sign language, monitoring school attendance of Romani students … </li></ul><ul><li>In the school and according to the characteristics of students . </li></ul>
  14. 14. Public provision age 2-6 General Features <ul><li>Pre-primary & Primary schools 2-12. </li></ul><ul><li>Timetable 9:00-16:30 </li></ul><ul><li>English starting at the age of 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Support: </li></ul><ul><li>- entry at 8:30 </li></ul><ul><li>- dining hall </li></ul><ul><li>- sleep time </li></ul><ul><li>- out of school activities </li></ul><ul><li>- library service </li></ul>
  15. 15. General pedagogical criteria <ul><li>Curriculum (objectives, contents and assessment criteria 0-6) </li></ul><ul><li>Methodological guidelines : </li></ul><ul><li>- bilingualism </li></ul><ul><li>- a foreign language </li></ul><ul><li>- family relationship </li></ul><ul><li>- community relationship (festivities, participation…) </li></ul><ul><li>- attention to Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>- activities, play and a holistic approach to learning </li></ul>
  16. 16. In-service training of teachers (out of school time) <ul><li>Courses held out of school hours </li></ul><ul><li>(Irale, Garatu). </li></ul><ul><li>Courses held during school hours, leave of absence and provision of supply teacher (basque, english and other project related…) </li></ul>
  17. 17. School based In-service training of teachers <ul><li>Training and Innovation projects </li></ul><ul><li>Courses and assistance derived from the priority areas of the Department of Education : </li></ul><ul><li>- Inclusive School </li></ul><ul><li>- School 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>- Multilingual Education </li></ul><ul><li>- Diagnostic assessment and Improvement plans </li></ul>
  18. 18. Educational Support Services <ul><li>Berritzeguneak (in-service training, innovation, resources, guidance and support…) </li></ul><ul><li>CRI (resource center for the blind) </li></ul><ul><li>CEIDA (center for Environmental Education ) </li></ul><ul><li>ISEI-IVEI (The Basque Institute of Evaluation and Research in Education) </li></ul><ul><li>Barnetegiak (camps for children to promote the use of basque, english) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Eskerrik asko!!!!!

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