Dealing with students with disabilities can be tough, especially in education. That’s why this group of 10 Polish VET teachers and educators came to Spain to see how local schools deal with deaf students. During their week-long stay in Seville in March 2015, the teachers had the opportunity to visit four associations dealing with deaf children in education.
Some of their impressions:
‘We could exchange ideas as well as experiences with people who are involved with projects aimed at improving the situation of deaf people in modern society. We are interested is developing together a project in the future.
In addition, we became familiarized with life and work reality of deaf people in Spain and we could observe that non-governmental organisations are able to develop many useful projects improving social integration of deaf people by making easier to find a decent employment.’
Some of the things they think they could improve in their center:
‘A/ Increase support activities aimed at deaf people’s families provided by non-governmental organisations.
B/ Organisation of sign language courses delivered by deaf people.
C/Extracurricular activities aimed at children with learning problems.
D/ Organisation of integration events, for example marathon.’
We received very positive feedback from the teachers and they wrote down a lot of ideas they could implement in their center. We wish them the best of luck in the future!