Espen Håland (NOR), Flavie Aubourg (FRA), Ebrusu Grimm (GER), Arne Birkeland (NOR), Grethe-Marie Osa Jensen (NOR), Stefanie Tausig (AUT), Sabine Plattensteiner (AUT), Daniel Klisch (GER), Astrid Weyd (FRA)
Eikeli videregående skole, Oslo
Eikeli videregående skole is an upper secondary school in suburbian Oslo, offering general pre-univeristy studies, staff counting 56.
Eikeli videregående skole is an upper secondary school in suburbian Oslo, offering general pre-univeristy studies, staff counting 56. Homogenous group of students, between 16 and 19 years of age, totalling 480.
Eikeli videregående skole has previously been involved in two Comenius partnerships with schools from Italy, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Malta, Turkey and Germany. Followingly, a dedicated group of teachers will benefit from previous experience with European projects. The overall supervision of the project’s budget will be taken care of by highly competent members of our staff.
Lycee Jeanne d’arc, Bayeux
885 students attend Lycée Jeanne d’Arc, which is a Catholic college of general secondary education. Languages taught are English, German, Spanish, Italian and Latin, and we also have a European departent and amenities for handicapped children. Our social context is that of a small and quiet town of about 15,000 inhabitants.
Lycée Jeanne d’Arc is a college and lycée of general secondary education. German and English are the main languages that are taught and we wish to create a European workshop through this project. Many of our students are sensitive about Europe, as they are in constant contact with tourists that visit la Tapisserie de Bayeux and the WWII D-day landing beaches. Many of our teachers wish to participate, viz teachers of French and of foreign languages, a maths teacher, history/geography teacher and a teacher of plastic arts.
Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium Bensberg, Cologne
The AMG is a public school providing for secondary education (actually 71 teachers, 941 students) near Cologne. The pupils mostly come from a background of higher educated parents (high social position, high income). We are a grammar school which the pupils leave with their university entrance qualifications (Year 5 to Year 12; the students are about 6 years of age when starting at our school).
The AMG is well known for its bilingual profile as well as for its experience in school exchanges to many different countries (e.g. Finland, France, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, the USA).
We offer our pupils a broad variety of courses to choose from in order to support individual talents and development, such as classes with an emphasis on natural sciences (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, etc.), on social sciences (e.g. Economics, French-bilingual Political Sciences, etc.), or on the Arts (e.g. Literature classes).
The AMG furthers and supports the European idea by not only including the topic as such into the curricula of various subjects (from Social Sciences to language classes), by giving pupils the opportunity to acquire the above-mentioned CertiLingua label of (European and bilingual) excellence, but we also offer a specific “Europe” class which is taught in three languages (German, English, French) and which – under the motto “united in diversity” – investigates Europe’s past, present and possible future. In that context, pupils also have the option to participate in a study trip to Brussels to get to know how the EU works.
BRG/BORG 15, Vienna
BRG/BORG 15 is a public academic secondary school, a „Realgymnasium“, that is attended by approximately 620 students aged between 10-18, 62 teachers and two native assistant teachers. Most of our students speak a first language other than German. About half of the pupils with migrant background hold Austrian citizenship. The majority of pupils are „second or third generation“ immigrants, whose parents emigrated from various countries including the Balkan States, Poland and Turkey.
Students of our upper levels (aged 14-18) can either specialise in European Studies, in Media Studies or in Science.
The school also offers various extra-curricular activities e.g. Chemistry and Physics Olympiade, School choir, German (Communication and Presentation Skills), Peer Mediation, Pre-Academic Training and Social learning. The after-school care club (optional for 1st-4th year) provides German, English and Math tuition and Study Coaching.
Our school-autonomous subjects „Intercultural Communication“ and „European studies“ focus on the topic of European identity.
Topic-related and curriculum-based excursions and workshops are part of our daily school life.
In 2005 “Intercultural Communication” was introduced as a compulsory optional course that can also be chosen as a focus subject at oral final exams. It aims at creating interest in cultural diversity in order to demonstrate how enriching and inspiring difference can be (classic multicultural aims).
Intercultural Education is an important contribution to mutual esteem and mutual understanding. It promotes reflection on commonly shared values and sharpens the mind for prejudice and how to deal with it. Intercultural Learning is intrinsically connected with Social Learning and Political Instruction.