Participation of Primary School Teachers in the Erasmus+ Programmes

Tea Pavičić Zajec, Jelena Bistrović

Abstract


Erasmus+ is the biggest EU programme that includes education, training, youth and sport and it offers multiple possibilities for students and educational institutions involved in education, training and sport. With the presumption that the teachers aren’t adequately informed and that most of them haven’t participated in Erasmus+ projects, the objective of this research was to examine the awareness and participation of primary school teachers in northwest Croatia under the Erasmus+ programme. The research was carried out in the school year 2017/2018 on the sample of 115 educational professionals from 15 primary schools in northwest Croatia. Although 49.6% of the subjects consider that they are well informed about Erasmus+ programme and the possibilities which are offered to the primary school teachers, the results of the research show that the majority, 81.6% of the subjects, haven’t participated in Erasmus+ programmes, eTwinning mobilities or in TCA seminars organised by the Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes. Only 18.4% of the teachers have participated in Erasmus KA1 or KA2 projects, and 18.3% in TCA seminars or eTwinning mobilities.

Keywords


innovations in education; staff mobilities; strategic partnerships; school exchange

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.36978/cte.2.2.1