“MANY LANGUAGES ONE WORLD – ΠΟΛΛΕΣ ΓΛΩΣΣΕΣ ΕΝΑΣ ΚΟΣΜΟΣ”: A DOUBLE AWARD-WINNING INTERCULTURAL / MULTILINGUAL PRE-SCHOOL PROJECT

Eirini Papachristou

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This paper describes the Intercultural-multilingual project "Many Languages One World! Πολλές Γλώσσες Ένας Κόσμος!" and the theoretical context on which it was based. It was designed and implemented in a public kindergarten, the Kindergarten of Parapotamos, in the region of Thesprotia, Greece by the Kindergarten teacher Mrs Eirini Papachristou and involved 16 pupils aged 4-6, with no prior knowledge of foreign languages. The main objective of the project was to know, understand and accept the diversity and similarity of people, despite their linguistic differences. The program was awarded (praise) by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y.) - Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, for its participation in the initiative Erasmus+ “European Language Label 2016”. Also received the Gold award at the competition “Education Leaders Awards 2018”, a competition which highlights and rewards good practices in education.

Το παρόν άρθρο περιγράφει το Διαπολιτισμικό-Πολυγλωσσικό πρόγραμμα «Many Languages One World-Πολλές Γλώσσες Ένας Κόσμος», καθώς και το θεωρητικό πλαίσιο στο οποίο στηρίχθηκε. Το πρόγραμμα σχεδιάστηκε και υλοποιήθηκε σε ένα δημόσιο Nηπιαγωγείο, το Νηπιαγωγείο Παραποτάμου, στην περιοχή της Θεσπρωτίας – Ελλάδα από τη Nηπιαγωγό κα Ειρήνη Παπαχρήστου και συμμετείχαν 16 παιδιά ηλικίας 4-6, χωρίς πρότερη γνώση ξένων γλωσσών. Ο κύριος σκοπός του προγράμματος ήταν οι μικροί μαθητές να γνωρίσουν, να καταλάβουν και να αποδεχθούν την διαφορετικότητα και τις ομοιότητες των ανθρώπων, παρά τις όποιες γλωσσικές διαφορές τους. Το πρόγραμμα έλαβε έπαινο για τη συμμετοχή του στη δράση Erasmus+ European Language Label – Ευρωπαϊκό Σήμα Γλωσσών 2016. Επίσης έλαβε το χρυσό Βραβείο στο διαγωνισμό “Education Leaders Awards 2018”, ένα διαγωνισμό που αναδεικνύει και επιβραβεύει τις βέλτιστες πρακτικές στο χώρο της εκπαίδευσης.

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intercultural-multilingual education, Erasmus+, European Language Label, Education Leaders’ Awards, pre-school, Greece / Διαπολιτισμική-Πολυγλωσσική εκπαίδευση, Erasmus+, Ευρωπαϊκό Σήμα Γλωσσών, Education Leaders awards, Νηπιαγωγείο, Ελλάδα

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v7i12.3423

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