NEMED (NEtwork of Multigrade Education) is a transnational network
supported by the Socrates Programme (Comenius 3 Action) of the
EU (project no. 114323 - CP -1-2004-1- GR - COMENIUS
brings together educationalists and researchers from ten
European countries, who share an interest in researching, enhancing
and supporting multigrade education, in their countries and
at the European level.
education? What do you mean?
In multigrade schools teachers work with more than one curriculum
grade at the same time in the same class.
schools play an important role in providing access to Education
for All in many parts of the world both developing
and industrialised. They are also more than a reality in primary
education in many parts of Europe, arising through necessity
rather than choice. Their role is crucial, as they provide isolated
communities in remote and disadvantaged areas with pedagogy
and community service of good standards.
due to geographical peculiarities and other socio-economic oddities,
multigrade schools typically constitute a neglected aspect of
partners of the NEMED Network are:
- Stimulate an
effort to bring multigrade education to the policy front,
and thus contribute to the upgrading of multigrade teaching
an extended survey on multigrade teaching and learning issues
as well as on the conditions pertaining to multigrade education
specific suggestions concerning the improvement of multigrade
education at the European level.
specialized support and training to multigrade school teachers.
the application of ICT-based methodologies and practices addressed
to multigrade schools.
the conditions for the sustainability and expansion of the network.