SOU Gimnazija Koco Racin – Macedonia
SOU Gimnazija Koco Racin is a general secondary school established in 1857. As a public educational institution, it offers general education to more than 800 students, about 120 of which are of Albanian nationality taught in Albanian language, and the rest attend classes in Macedonian language. There are 64 highly qualified teachers who teach different subjects in Macedonian and Albanian language and strive to educate and motivate students to acquire knowledge and expand their skills and competences.
As a general educational school, it includes a number of compulsory subjects for the first two years, and it offers several elective subjects depending on the area the students have selected for third and fourth year of study. The areas of specific expertise are: humanities, languages, art and mathematics. This is the first year that mathematics was introduced as a compulsory subject for the national State graduation (matura) examination apart from native language and literature, one foreign language of students’ choice (English, German, French or Russian), and one elective subject. As a secondary school we have best results on the national State matura examination among three other high schools in the municipality, according to the official data announced by the Ministry of Education. This proves the unselfish efforts of the teachers and the quality of the students’ knowledge.
Our school is the only school in the municipality (among 4 high schools and 5 primary schools) that included education in Albanian language for students of Albanian ethnicity several years ago, and there is a diversity of students from different social and ethnic background. There are four classes, one in every generation with about 30 students in each class. According to the results they have shown on the national examinations we can state that lately the results have been much lower than during the period when they were not included.
SOU Gimnazija Koco Racin works hard to improve the process of education, to establish better communication in the classroom, to build open and tolerant relationships with students, to implement new innovative methodology and tools in the process of teaching, to become an international school in terms of offering education to students who would become European citizens aware of the diversities, confident and ready to actively participate in the society.
We have been actively cooperating with external parties, like closely collaborating with the municipality and the local community. We have invited parents to participate in the creation of the curricula and to occasionally teach students about their field of expertise. Also for the needs of a successful realization of the curricula various professionals are being invited to give lectures to students and share their knowledge and experience. As external partners we have the Peace Corps volunteers who help students understand the English language better in terms of speaking and listening to the authentic language they use.
IIS Oreste Del Prete – Italy
The ISTITUTO DI ISTRUZIONE SECONDARIA SUPERIORE “O. DEL PRETE” is a Secondary High School located in Sava, about 30 km far from Taranto, in Apulia, a region which lies in the south-east of Italy.
The school offers distinct paths of study to our students: in fact there is the “Liceo Scientifico” (Lyceum mainly based on scientific subjects) and the Technical school, with four different specializations, Mechanics, Computer Science and Telecommunications, Electronics, Chemistry and Biotechnologies
The students attending the school are 704, the teachers are 90. The school is well equipped with laboratories and ITC: there are 13 laboratories for the different subjects taught and some of them are equipped with interactive boards; the whole school has the wireless connection and the access to the Internet through the broadband.
The school offers different extra-curricular activities both in different fields of studies and in fields of interest for the students and for the adults of the territory. These activities are mainly focused on English certifications, different kinds of students competitions, journalism, art, music, theatre, IT certifications, stages at home and abroad, seminars about various themes concerning citizenship, legality, health. The school is a Test Centre for the ECDL certification and cooperates with the Regional Government and with the local schools, Institutions and Universities.
St. St. Cyril and Methodius high school of humanities – Bulgaria
St. st. Cyril and Methodius is a high school of humanities in the town of Dobrich, in Bulgaria. The town is situated in the north- east of Bulgaria, it’s 50 km from Varna. There are 850 students and 68 teachers in the school.
The school has many successes in the science, sport and art. In recent years the students have had some prizes in national competitions in English, Russian, Geography and History. They have high successes in the field of sports, too: -3rd place in the national chess championship, 2nd place in the national volleyball championship and in the area of karate they have a European champion, 3rd place in the world championship and many others .
They have a dancing folk club at the school and it has performed at school celebrations. A big part of their students take part in dancing town club and perform at various festive events like national holiday celebrations and abroad.
The school bears the name of the two brothers St. Cyril and St. Methodius who invented the Cyrillic alphabet in the 9th-10th century AD. It provides educational services to the primary classes and secondary classes (aged 7-14) and the high school classes (aged 15-19). The students learn English from the 1-st grade and Russian and German – from the 5th grade. As they are a school of humanities the main subjects are also History, Geography, Philosophy.
Their vision is to create a school community where children participate, excel and are proud of their achievements.
Their mission is providing a welcoming, safe, happy school where everyone is respected and listened to; a school where they take pride of themselves and their achievements, enabling children to become confident and successful learners.
Cyprus Mathematical Society – Cyprus
Cyprus Mathematical Society is a non-profit organization established in Cyprus since 1983. Its purpose is to promote Mathematics Education and Science. C.M.S. activities include the organization of all local mathematics competitions, such as the Cyprus Math Olympiad and the Mathematics Relay.
Other activities include the annual conference on Mathematics Science and Education, the annual Student Mathematics Conference, International Mathematics Conferences and a Summer Mathematics School.
Since 2002 Cyprus Mathematical Society publishes the scientific journal “Mediterranean Journal for Research in Mathematics Education”. Other publications include an annual periodical called “Mathematiko Vema”.
MASSEE – MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE – Greece
The Mathematical Society of South Eastern Europe (MASSEE) was established on the 1st of March 2003. The registered office of MASSEE is hosted by the Hellenic Mathematical Society in Athens, Greece at 34, Panepistimiou (Eleftheriou Venizelou) Street, GR. 106 79 – Athens, Greece. The main scope of the Association is to develop cooperation between and beyond the communities that are involved and further collaborate for adding value to the common activities organized in the area with main purpose the advancement of mathematics research and education.
GOCE DELCEV STATE UNIVERSITY STIP – Macedonia
Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ERAPLUS-ECHE) MK STIP01
Goce Delcev University in Stip is a state university, ranked in the second place in the rankings of state universities in the country. As new and energetic institution of higher education, which constantly follows the interests of the young population, as well as the newest economic, industrial and technological trends, we create exquisite opportunities for higher education. The diplomas of Goce Delcev University in Stip are internationally recognized and certified in accordance with national and international standards and are competitive at the labor market. Goce Delcev University in Stip integrates twelve faculties and three artistic academies organized in three university campuses. The lectures are conducted in education centers that are dispersed in twelve Macedonian cities. 19.000 students have already recognized Goce Delcev University in Stip as an excellent opportunity for their academic development.