Leaders in Internationalisation. Good practices and challenges faced by school project coordinators.


The report concerns a study which aimed to determine the role of school project leaders in the process of school internationalization and to learn about the problems they face in their daily work. The collected results are presented in three chapters preceded by a methodological introduction (Chapter I). Each chapter presents different aspects of everyday work of project leaders. Chapter II is therefore devoted to the circumstances in which teachers undertake to coordinate projects and the overall organization of tasks related to project leaders’ work. Chapter III presents the effects of internationalization, taking into account the changes that the examined coordinators considered the most important both in terms of their own personal development and general improvement in the functioning of home schools. The last Chapter IV describes the support that the surveyed project leaders receive in their institutions for cooperation abroad. The results of the survey show that the responsibilities of project coordinators often go beyond didactics, and their scope is not always within the generally accepted competence framework related to the teaching profession. The participants of the survey, while presenting the results of their projects, often emphasized that these results bring many benefits to the schools in which they work. They also admitted, however, that international cooperation often requires additional support from other teachers and institutions cooperating with their home educational institutions.

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