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					No Child Left Behind

Comenius multilateral project
    EuroEd Foundation Iasi –
  Romanian partner in the project

• Project activities and contributions
              Baseline study
• SWOT analysis developed in Romania, mainly in
  the North-East area, where Iasi is situated
• Devising a set of tools for a survey in all partner
  countries – questionnaires for stake holders
  (county boards of education, schools and
  NGOs), discussing them with partners, agreeing
  upon final form and distributing them.
• Agreeing with UK partner upon the template for
  students’ questionnaires and discussing them
  with partners.
• Agreeing on the types and minimum number of
  institutions to address the questionnaires to.
             Research survey
• Learning Support Strategy – a study of the policy
  and practice in Romania with regard to extra-
  curricular activities, their extent and their role in
  motivating students for further achievement –
  material elaborated in cooperation with the Iasi
  County Board of Education (Romanian and
  English versions)
• Presenting the material at the London meeting
  (June 2008).
• Compiling and presenting a set of guidance
  notes for country surveys to be done by
  partners for the main research pack.
      Questionnaire Surveys
• Respondents to questionnaires in
• 17 school representatives
• 11 NGOs
• 675 pupils aged 10-14

• Interpreting the results and sending the
  survey results to partners and coordinator.
  Compiling the Survey Report
• Collecting information for the research
  pack from partners (survey from Poland
  and the UK, from Spain a survey from a
  focus group and from Lithuania a material
  on Children’s clubs)
• Collating the information in a survey report
  entitled Non-formal learning practice in five
  countries, at present posted on the project
      Selection of case studies
• Identifying examples of good practices in the
  field of extra-curricualr activities, mainly those
  based on volunteering
• Discussing with activity organizers
• Working with trainers/ teachers to make clear
  the requirements of the template for the case
  studies presentations
• Selecting the case studies to be presented to
• Translation into English and presentation during
  the meeting in Seville
      Curriculum and syllabus
• Discussing and agreeing with partners upon the
  template of the curriculum and syllabus for the
  training pack as presented by Spain.
• Developing materials for Module 2 of the
  Training pack Module 3: Meeting young
  people’s needs to help them become life-
  long learners and good citizens ( focusing on
  identifying potential through cultivating the
  theory of multiple intelligences and learning
  styles, group psychology, active citizenship,
  volunteer conduct and actions)
             Training pack 1
• Structure and Contents of Module 2 as
  presented in Vilnius:
• Part 1 – Learning styles at work
• Part 2 – Group Roles
• Part 3 – Strategies in solving conflicts
• Part 4 – Self –esteem
• Part 5 – Active citizenship
• Part 6 – Child protection
• Part 7 - Enriching volunteering experience
              Training pack 1
• Discussing materials for Training pack 1 with
  partners + agreeing upon changes
• Module 2 becomes Module 3, as it enters more
  into the training content than the one that follows
• Drafting the syllabus for Pilot 1.
• Agreeing with partners upon Syllabus materials
  for Pilot 1.
• Translating a selection of materials for Pilot 1.
                  Pilot 1
• Organizing and delivering the training
  course for 20 participants at the end of
  May – 40 hours training including
  individual work for the Personal
  development portfolio.
• Collecting a set of materials presented by
  participants (NCLB Portfolio)
• Feedback + testimonials sent to partners.
         Changes after Pilot 1
• Discussing the feedback from participants to
  Pilot 1 in all countries and their possible impact
  on the materials during the meeting in Iasi;
• Agreeing upon changes, mainly due to the
  reaction from British trainers, who prefer a set of
  materials which do not look as restrictive as a
  “curriculum” and a “syllabus” usually do.
• Re-shaping the Training kit so as to look more
  flexible and less restrictive for the users.
• Reorganizing the material into Stages and
  reviewing ways of ensuring embedded flexibility
  and creativity from the part of the future users.
   Training Kit for booklet + CD
• Developing the new set of materials so that to ensure
  clear correspondence between Objectives, Content,
  Presentations, Activities and other Support materials
  which should appear in a user-friendly way.
• Contributing to the Introduction for the booklet and for
  the project presentation.
• Translating materials into Romanian.
• Working with UK partner at the final draft - checking /
  double – checking for errors;
• Collaboration with UK IT specialist on the materials to be
  presented on CD: making suggestions for layout and
  organization; spotting errors and things to be improved.
 NCLB Iasi launch of the project

• The launch took place during the International
  conference „QUALITY IN EDUCATION”, event
  organized on 16th November at Casa Corpului
  Didactic Iaşi, the Conference room.
• JOINT PARTENERS: EuroEd Foundation, the
  Association FORMARE STUDIA, the Iasi
  School County Inspectorate, Casa Corpului
  Didactic / The Teacher Training Centre Iasi.
• Internal dissemination – at all project meetings
  at EuroEd
• External dissemination – presentations at
  seminars, conferences, projects meetings and
  other events in Romania and abroad
• Leaflets with EuroEd projects
• Radio interviews
• EuroEd site
• (details about dissemination and dissemination
  materials to be found in an attached folder )