Kindergarten Educators invited to enroll in a free online course in Serbian language

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ISSA invites educators to enroll in a free online course, delivered in Serbian language, which aims to help practitioners working in kindergarten settings to understand their role in the processes of discrimination and oppression. This course will be particularly useful to practitioners who work in diverse settings, with a focus on inclusion of Roma children.

The course, entitled Embracing Diversity in Kindergarten Classrooms, is the result of a partnership project. ISSA and UNESCO are joining forces to further strengthen the capacities of practitioners working in kindergarten settings to address diversity, with a focus on Roma children. With funding from the Open Society Foundations and UNESCO, ISSA and CIP/Center for Interactive Pedagogy/Serbia have worked together to develop this course, building on the experience of the Education for Social Justice Program, carried out in the ISSA network. The partnership also builds on ISSA’s previous experience working with online platforms for shared learning among practitioners and in projects aiming at Roma inclusion in early years services.

This course is open to all early childhood educators who are interested in deepening their skills so that their work with children provides a foundation that will better prepare them to live and work in the 21st century, who want to feel more joy and satisfaction in their work with children and their families, and who want to interact with their peers and learn about high quality programs. We particularly welcome educators working with Roma children.

We welcome teachers who are willing to be active participants in the course, who are eager to contribute both to their own learning process and the learning of other participants through discussion and sharing of experiences. In order to join the course, participants will need reliable Internet access. They will also need to be proficient in Serbian.

Every participant who finishes the course will receive a certificate of completion from ISSA.

The course will begin in the beginning of June 2013 and will go through December 2013.

More information in the flyer attached.

The deadline for registration is 24 May, 2013. Hurry! We can only accept 20 participants.

If you would like to register, please contact Eva Izsak from ISSA  to receive the form, fill it in and send it back at