The power of collaboration: education for talented children in disadvantaged areas – a good practice

The power of collaboration: education for talented children in disadvantaged areas – a good practice

The power of collaboration: education for talented children in disadvantaged areas - a good practice

Inspirational talk315Ingeborg Veldman, Conexus, Netherlands

MississippiFri 10:30 - 12:00

Practice based

Opportunities for every talented child!

In the district Dukenburg within the city of Nijmegen are 7 primaryschools. These schools have children in the age 4-12 years, mostly from non-dutchspeaking families with sometimes complex backgrounds. You can call it a disadvantaged area. In this district these 7 schools found it important that education for children in their schools that are talented is available nearby. So they collaborated to start a pull-outclass for these children, all schools finance thsi together and select the children that need this education. This is now up and running, 3 groups, 40 children, every week for 2 hours. A good practice providing opportunities for every talented child!

This inspirational talk will be about the opportunities that occure when schools work together to make dreams come true. This happened in a disadvantaged area in the city of Nijmegen. They provided education for children with language problems, learningdifficulties, but it was hard to provide the neccesary education for talented children. It was a joint effort that made this work. Parents, children and teachers have found the right way; meeting with peers and having fun making challenges and learn how to learn when something is a bit more difficult then what they are used to. What is it that made these children smile again? If you want to know, come to this inspirational talk!

_POLICY MAKERS, _PRACTITIONERS, _STUDENTS, _TEACHERS, disadvantages areas, opportunities, peers, talented
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