Project Number A/04/A/F/PL-158.609
Project Type Mobility - initial vocational training IVT
Individual Participation Not possible
Marketing Text We had 31 female and one male (2004), respectively 29 female and one male(2005) privileged 5th grade students participating on this LEONARDO-progra...
We had 31 female and one male (2004), respectively 29 female and one male(2005) privileged 5th grade students participating on this LEONARDO-programme. They had a three-week practical training in portuguese and international kindergardens and pre-school institutions in Portugal, to enhance their professional and language skills, by making this international expierience and observing the european dimension.
In the fith grade of our professional training school the curriculum prescribes three weeks of practical training, so the headmaster of the BAKIP Mistelbach was very fond of allowing this practical training abroad, so that the students could get to new aspects and dimensions in their professional training.
Those aspects were: dealing with a new language, cultural uniquities, other pedagogical systems, using non-vebal means of communication (wich they can, of course, also use in theirprofessional carreers in austrian kindergartens, because of the increase of non-german speaking children there), and, in some institutions a quite low social standard.
The project took place in Lisbon and surroundings (Carcavelos, São Pedro, São João, Estoril) in 8 different pre-schools. The following institutions accepted our students for this practical training:Assistência de Sta. Isabel, Lisbon (4/4 students), O Nosso Jardim, Lisbon (2, only 2004), St. Julian's School, Carcavelos (3/7), O Xururuca, São João do Estoril (5/5), Boa Ventura Montessori School, São Pedro do Estoril (4/2), Deutsche Schule Lissabon (9/5), Deutsche Schule Estoril (3#), Associação de Beneficiência Luso-Alema, Carcavelos (/2), Jardim-Escola João de Deus dos Olivais (2 in 2005).
The students and their acompaining teachers stayed for a very moderate fee at a very nice guesthouse of the last-named institution in Carcavelos.
This practical training in Portugal was fulfilled in the period from october 2nd to october 23rd 2004, and the second from october 30th to november 20th 2005.
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