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Title: A resilience curriculum for early years and primary schools in Europe : enhancing quality education
Authors: Cefai, Carmel
Matsopoulos, Anastassios
Bartolo, Paul A.
Galea, Katya
Gavogiannaki, Mariza
Zanetti, Maria Assunta
Renati, Roberta
Cavioni, Valeria
Ivanec, Tea Pavin
Saric, Marija
Kimber, Birgitta
Eriksson, Charli
Simoes, Celeste
Lebre, Paula
Keywords: Early childhood education
Education -- Curricula -- Social aspects -- Europe
Education, Primary -- Curricula -- Social aspects -- Europe
Education -- Quality
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: University of Zagreb. Faculty of Teacher Education
Citation: Cefai, C., Matsopoulos, A., Bartolo, P., Galea, K., Gavogiannaki, M., Zanetti, M.A.,…Lebre, P. (2014). A resilience curriculum for early years and primary schools in Europe : enhancing quality education. Croatian Journal of Education, 16, (2), 11-32.
Abstract: About twenty percent of school children experience social, emotional and behaviour problems during the course of any given year and may need the use of mental health services. The number may rise to up to fifty percent amongst children coming from socio-economically disadvantaged areas and from vulnerable communities. The economic crisis which Europe is undergoing at the moment has exacerbated the risks among those already facing disadvantages such as unemployment of young people and new families, increasing poverty and social disadvantage for the whole communities and regions. These challenges underline the need to equip children from an early age with the requisite skills to help them overcome the challenges and obstacles they are set to face in such circumstances while providing healthy and protective contexts which promote their health and well-being. This paper describes the development of a resilience curriculum for children in early years and primary schools in Europe with the aim of enhancing quality education for all children, including the most vulnerable ones. It presents and discusses the curriculum framework developed from the existing literature, including the key principles, processes and themes underlying the curriculum.
Description: This paper is based on a European Project, RESCUR, financed by the EU LLP Comenius Programme, together with the six Universities taking part in the project, namely the University of Malta (coordinator), University of Crete, Greece, University of Lisbon, Portugal, University of Pavia, Italy, Orebro University, Sweden, and the University of Zagreb, Croatia.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar//handle/123456789/19621
ISBN: 18485197
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