Certificate Course

“Educational Basics for Displaced Teachers”

2,000 Euro Prize

winner 8
Year:
2018
Country/Region:
Vienna
Sector:
Public Administration
Fields of action:
Work / Unemployment / Professional qualification
Kindergarten education / (Higher) Educational establishment
Migration / Interculturality / Ethnicity
Age of the target group:
26 - 60 years = adults
Gender of the target group:
all genders
Project owner:
Universität Wien, Postgraduate Center
Responsible person:
Mag.a. Dr.in Michelle Proyer
Website:
www.postgraduatecenter.at/lehrkraefte-mit-fluchthintergrund

What is it about?

This certificate course is the only ECTS-based study program for teachers with refugee background in Austria. It addresses displaced teachers who hold at least a BA or BSc degree and have obtained teaching experience in secondary education. The completion of the course not only offers graduates the possibility to reenter the job market but to do this staying in their profession.

Appreciation of the Jury

In this project, three effects innovatively interact: 1. Refugees can exercise their learned profession in Austria and participate in developing their own training; 2. The foreseeable demand of new teaching staff, especially in mathematics, the natural sciences and technical subjects, can more easily be satisfied; 3. Diversity in schools increases also on the pedagogical personnel side. With other words: 1. The integration of refugees into their host society is furthered because their professional prospects improve; 2. Not only will there be enough teachers, they will also represent societal plurality more faithfully; 3. Teaching becomes more inclusive and diversity serves as an example for students.