The Raising Achievement for all Learners conference was held on 13–15 June 2012 in Odense, Denmark. The conference, co-hosted by the Agency and the Danish Ministry of Education and the Odense municipal authorities, was recognised as an event held under the Danish Presidency of the European Union.
The conference aimed to:
- explore initiatives and approaches that appear to be successful in improving the quality of education in inclusive settings
- identify some factors that support the raising achievement of all learners to improve life chances and provide better opportunities for full participation in society
- raise awareness of the benefits of European co-operation among policy makers and researchers
The conference was opened by Ms Christine Antorini, Minister for Children and Education, Denmark. Mr Harald Hartung, Head of the Jean Monnet Unit, European Commission also provided an input.
The conference was attended by over 80 policy-makers and participants from 27 countries who followed a programme of activities which included an exhibition on the first day, as well as presentations and seminars on the following days.
Conference presentations – Thursday 14th June 2012
- Imbi Henno, Ministry of Education and Research, Estonia
- Pirjo Koivula, National Board of Education, Finland
- Gilles Pétreault, Ministry of National Education, France
- Mary Kyriazopolou, European Agency
- Verity Donnelly, European Agency
Country seminars – Thursday 14th June 2012
- An early report from a systematic research mapping of the international research of effects on pupils of inclusion/inclusive measures
- Support in learning and school attendance in Finland: New model for all learners and teachers
- All learners and the next curriculum reform in Finland
- Germany in transition
- Insights into the work of Sophie Scholl School
- To do justice to the heterogeneity of a class through structuring learning