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Alternative Education for Ukrainian Teachers , 2013


Association for International Affairs – AMO

Financial support of the Czech MFA in 2013: 650 000,- CZK (in total 1 800 000,- CZK)

 In period of 2012 - 2013 Association for International Affairs implemented project named “Alternative Education for Ukrainian Teachers” supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. Current project follows previous AMO activities in Eastern Ukraine. Since 2007, AMO has been providing Ukrainian teachers with Czech experience with educational reform and know how in interactive teaching methods in the framework of the projects called Alternative and later Civic alternative for the Eastern Ukraine schools.

Alternative education for Ukrainian teachers was aimed at raising awareness about alternative methods in multicultural education among teachers from Crimea. AMO sought to increase tolerance and respect to various ethnical and confessional groups among teachers and their pupils, using interactive methods of teaching, developing critical thinking.

A number of seminars, study trips and presentations were carried out in Crimea in order to meet the objectives of the project. Czech experts from the Centre of Multicultural Education of Masaryk University lectured 12 seminars all over the Crimea.

All activities were prepared in close cooperation with Ukrainian partners – Center of intercultural education and tolerance, local branch of Ukrainian School Headmaster Association and with the support of Crimean partners – Ministry of education of Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The seminars devoted to modern educational methods in teaching history as well as a study trip to the Czech Republic were organized together with the Association of Crimean Tatar educators „Maarifchi“.

In 2013 the project was co-financed by USAID.