case studies

Case studies of schools aiming for inclusion we visited in Slovakia, Romania, Argentina & Mexico.

School No.3, Villa Lugano, Argentina – inclusion in the classroom

This report deepens that analysis by examining the shape that inclusive practices take at the Argentinian context. The case of school nº 3 from Villa Lugano, which has already been analysed at the 1st Phase of the project, is here again examined in its ‘smallest’ unit.  The teacher-student relationship within the classroom has been studied […]


San Pedro School, Monterrey, Mexico – everyday inclusion in the classroom

This report furthers the analysis on inclusive practices at the school level by focusing on inclusive practices within the classroom. In particular, the analysis explores inclusive teacher practices with affective, social or intellectual purposes geared to expanding meaning and relevance of learning for all students. These practices are guided by the inclusive pedagogy principles of […]


Horea School in Cluj-Napoca, Romania – inclusion inside the classroom

The second phase of the research intends to add depth and scope to the original project (first phase research) by looking at inclusion from a “bottom-up” perspective in addition to a “top-down” view. We aimed to examine how inclusion in the ‘smallest’ unit of the school (the classroom), the teacher-pupil relationship and the pupil-learning relationship, […]


Friendly school in Poprad – everyday inclusion in practice (EN)

Self confidence of pupils and good atmosphere in school is very important for students’ achievement and good relations between different “actors” in the school milieu. Observations of lessons and break-time confirmed that the Friendly School in Poprad achieved very high level of mutual trust among teachers and students.


Gral. Don Martín de Guemes School, Argentina (ESP)

La Escuela Normal Superior N° 5 “Gral. Don Martín Miguel de Guemes“ es una institución de gestión estatal especializada en la formación de profesionales de la enseñanza. Está compuesta por cuatro niveles: Nivel Inicial, Nivel Primario, Nivel Medio y Nivel Terciario que conforman la unidad educativa. El Nivel Primario cuenta con más de 600 alumnos […]


Dr. Ricardo Levene School, Argentina (ESP)

La escuela primaria nº14 es una institución de gestión estatal localizada en el barrio de Villa Lugano. La mayoría de sus alumnos proceden de la villa 19 (INTA), la 20, de la Provincia de Buenos Aires y de hogares que se localizan en los alrededores de la escuela. Sus familias provienen de los estratos más […]


Cristóbal Colón School, Argentina (ESP)

La escuela Nª 3 está situada en el barrio de Villa Lugano, localizado al sur de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Es una escuela primaria de gestión pública con más de 750 alumnos que se agrupan en 30 secciones divididas en turno mañana y tarde. Asisten a esta escuela alumnos de la villa 20, quienes […]


Gral. Don Martín de Guemes School, Argentina (EN)

School No. 5 is located in the neighborhood of Barracas, southwest of the City of Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. It is a Normal[1] public primary school, with more than 600 students who are organized in 28 sections divided into morning and afternoon shifts. Students of this school come from heterogeneous backgrounds, from middle-class children […]


Dr. Ricardo Levene School, Argentina (EN)

School No. 14 is a public primary institution located in the neighborhood of Villa Lugano, in the southern area of Buenos Aires City. Most of students come from the surrounding “villas“[1] and other departments of the metropolitan area. Their families come from the lowest socio-economic strata, but it is also possible to find population from […]


Cristóbal Colón School, Argentina (EN)

School No. 3 Cristóbal Colón is located in the neighborhood of Villa Lugano, at the southeastern part of Buenos Aires City. It is a public primary school with more than 750 students grouped into 30 sections, divided in two shifts. Pupils that attend this school live in the surrounding “villas”[1] or slums, and most of […]


San Pedro School, Mexico (EN)

The San Pedro School is part of the network of the Sacred Heart schools, founded in France by Saint Magdalene Sophia at the start of the 1800s. This network of schools has since grown globally and today is present in more than forty countries. The school is located in San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, […]


Apodaca School, Mexico (EN)

The Apodaca Primary School is a public state school located in the northern area of the metropolitan city of Monterrey. The school opened in 2008 to attend to a recent increase in the population due to families who have migrated from other Mexican states and even back from the United States. The school operates on […]


Monterrey School, Mexico (EN)

The Monterrey School is a primary school located in the center of the city over fifty years old. Monterrey is the capital of Nuevo León and it is considered a globalized and competitive industrial city, in addition to being the third largest city in Mexico. By contrast, the Monterrey School is located in a marginalized […]


Școala Gimnazială ”L. REBREANU” din Cluj-Napoca, Romania (RO)

Școala Rebreanu este situată în cartierul Mănăștur al municipiului Cluj-Napoca (cel mai mare oraș din Transilvania, cu 304.000 de locuitori), numită zonă semi-periferică, în două clădiri cu 33 săli de clase, cabinete, laboratoare și 1 clădire care este sala pentru educație fizică. Înființată cu 38 de ani în urmă, “Școala nr. 23″, acum “Liviu Rebreanu” […]


Secondary School ”L. REBREANU” in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (EN)

Liviu Rebreanu Secondary School is located in Cluj-Napoca, the largest city in Transylvania (304,000 inhabitants), in the semi-peripheral Mănăștur area. It is situated in two buildings and offers a distinctive academic environment with 38 classrooms, offices, laboratory classrooms, and one sports room. Founded 38 years ago, “School no. 23″, now “Liviu Rebreanu” (the name of […]


Şcoala Gimnazială nr.1 Carei, România (RO)

„Şcoala 1”, cum o numesc părinţii, este o şcoală de tradiţie, fiind prima şcoală care a funcţionat în Carei. Şcoala este considerată de părinţi drept o instituţie de învăţământ care oferă o pregătire de bună calitate copiilor lor, dar principalul punct forte este faptul că e o şcoală cu predare în trei limbi, care asigură […]


Middle School no. 1 Carei, Romania (EN)

“School 1”, as the parents call it, is a traditional school in Carei, being the first school in the city. The school is considered by parents as an institution which offers quality education to their children, but its major strength is the fact that it offers a three-language instruction, ensuring a diversity that not many […]


Şcoala Gimnazială din Culciu Mare, România (RO)

Şcoala Gimnazială Culciu Mare din România este localizată în Comuna Culciu, în satul Culciu Mare, centru de comună, aflat la aproximativ 16 km faţă de Municipiul Satu Mare. Atmosfera de lucru din şcoală este una foarte plăcută, este „ca şi o a doua casă”. Unul din punctele tari ale școlii este colectivul de cadre didactice. […]


Culciu Mare Middle school, Romania (EN)

Culciu Mare Middle School from Romania is located in a rural area, in Culciu Mare village, the center of the Culciu Commune, at approximately 16 km away from Satu Mare, the capital city of the county.  The working atmosphere in the school is pleasant, „like a second home”. One of the strengths of the school […]


Școala Gimnazială ”HOREA” din Cluj-Napoca, România (RO)

LOGO-ul școlii: ”Nu zidurile fac școala, ci spiritul ce domnește într-însa. (Regele Ferdinand)” Însăși viziunea școlii exprimă dorința cadrelor didactice de a ”oferi fiecărui elev oportunitatea de a contribui inteligent și etic la o societate educațională”, iar misiunea ei dezvoltă mai pe larg această dorință: ”prin parteneriatul cu elevii, părinții și comunitatea toți elevii vor […]


Horea secondary school in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (EN)

School logo: “It is not the walls that make a school, but the spirit within. (King Ferdinand)” The school vision is “to give every pupil an opportunity to ethically and brightly contribute to an educational society” whereas its mission more completely develops this desire: “through partnership with pupils, parents and community, all pupils will become […]


Škola pod hradom v Krásnohorskom Podhradí (SK)

Základná škola na Pokrokovej ulici v Krásnohorskom Podhradí je jednou z dvoch miestnych škôl. Nachádza sa pod hradom zo 14. storočia, na ktorý je výhľad priamo zo školských tried. Škola je umiestnená v piatich pavilónoch a navštevuje ju celkovo 245 žiakov, z ktorých sú takmer všetci bilingválni (rómčina a slovenčina), alebo trilingválni (rómčina, slovenčina, maďarčina). Základná škola na Pokrokovej ulici je jedinou základnou […]


The School under the Castle in Krásnohorské Podhradie (EN)

The primary school in Krásnohorské Podhradie, Pokroková street, is a local school and one of the two in the town. It is  situated under the castle dating from the14th century, which is visible from the windows from the classrooms. It is spread over 5 buildings, with 242 pupils in total, almost all of them bilingual […]


Vítajúca škola v Smoleniciach (SK)

Základná škola v Smoleniciach je na prvý pohľad úplne klasickou vidieckou školou. Nachádza sa v menšej dedine s 3370 obyvateľmi a je situovaná na západnom Slovensku približne 80 km od Bratislavy. Nepatrí medzi najmenšie, ani najväčšie na Slovensku, svojim výzorom a počtom žiakov sa prakticky od ostatných slovenských škôl nelíši. Jej špecifiká sa ukazujú až […]


The Welcoming School in Smolenice (EN)

At first glance, the elementary school in Smolenice is a completely ordinary village school. It does not rank among the smallest or the largest in the country; in terms of appearance and number of pupils, it practically does not stand out from any other school in Slovakia. Its specifics do not become apparent until later, […]


Priateľská škola v Poprade (SK)

Prvá spomedzi škôl na ceste k inkluzívnemu vzdelávaniu sa nachádza v Poprade. Pre potreby tejto výskumnej správy sme sa rozhodli nazývať ju Priateľská škola, nakoľko priateľská atmosféra k deťom, k rodičom, ako aj k širšej komunite je niečo, čím je škola podľa nás príznačná.


The Friendly School In Poprad (EN)

The first school on the way towards the inclusive education is located in the Eastern Part of Slovakia in the medium-sized city of Poprad (53,000 inhabitants) just under the Tatra Mountains. For the purposes of this research we shall call it the Friendly School, as the atmosphere of friendliness – towards the children, towards the […]


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