META – Minorities Education Through Art
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Based on the situation in the partner countries and regions, as identified during the Mapping Exercise and on the experience of the partners experts in arts integration and school education equity, an Innovative Educational Training will be elaborated, especially fitted for the defined target groups.

 META aims at demonstrating that the use of arts in schools is functional to the capacity of activating the students’ behavioural and knowledge resources. Art in general is able to spread cultural contents, thus facilitating the knowledge of the other cultures, environments, habits, etc. where the direct target groups are originating. The objective of the integrated method is to move from a condition of “learned helplessness” (learned impotence setting) due to critical and often frustrating experiences, to a situation of “learned hopefulness” (perception of awareness, capability to overcome criticalities) and thus to have an active role in the setting up of personal awareness, empowerment and of the personal present and future.

Tools of the integrated method will be: support interventions through arts – as laboratories –to the minorities groups in the schools involved; joint work between the MUS-E experts and the involved teachers; actions to support families as a tool of social policy.

The approach is based on the daily work in schools, in the development of autonomies and interdependencies, to achieve the integration of relational and specific competences that promotes cultural awareness, multiculturalism and social integration.  It concerns how to transmit knowledge and competences and originates by the integration of two factors: what needs to be transmitted and to whom the approach is addressing.