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Second international conference on integrated education in Skopje

Deputy Education Minister – Safet Neziri on Saturday addressing the second international conference on integrated education entitled “Integrated Education – Trend, Tendency and Necessity” in Skopje, said that the Government and the Ministry of Education and Science are making huge efforts through educational process, different ethnic communities to learn more about each other and to find elements for mutual recognition and bringing closer. There are methods, forms and activities to be conducted outside teaching process.

“Through projects as it is this one today, we are trying to bring the young people from primary and secondary education closer, to acquaint each other, to recognize their qualities, values and not to feel as strangers. This conference contributes to gaining information and experiences from states where many ethnic communities live and have similar problems in the past”, noted Neziri.

The second international conference dedicated to integrated education is organized to achieve positive influence towards the upgrade of knowledge, strengthening the capacities and skills of the education cadre from primary and secondary education that are in the role of promoters and implementers of the Nansen model for integrated education in Macedonia.  By using the long years of experience and knowledge of the international experts from Northern Ireland, Norway and Turkey the conference plays a significant role in sensitizing the various educational profiles for the necessity and benefits of the integrated education concept as a global trend, tendency and necessity.

Steinar Bryn, from Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in Lillehammer, Norway said that much had been done in direction to integrated education in the past 20 years in Macedonia. “Norway and Macedonia face same problems. If you believe in a society where everyone has same opportunities you must find ways to introduce integrated education otherwise it will not function”, noted Bryn.