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PIM - a bi-lingual education process for children

PIM improved bi-lingual education process for children within Russian-speaking minority groups in Estonia, Finland and Latvia. This was achieved by creating a Parent Involvement Model (PIM). The focus was on ages between 5-10. 
The Parent Involvement Model was piloted in pre-schools (1 in Finland, 2 in Estonia and 5 in Latvia) and elementary schools (1 in Finland, 2 in Estonia and 2 in Latvia). In total, 719 parents were involved in the pilots, thus exceeding the set aim of 250. The pilots included educational information activities that emphasised cooperation between families and schools, as well as family events organised together with pre-schools.
The project produced globally applicable guidelines for cooperation between ethnic minorities and schools, background information regarding parent involvement models within Russian-speaking families, a training programme for educators with focus on bi-lingual education, and a practical work package for developing parent involvement models.
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At a glance
  • Globally applicable best practices for improving bi-lingual education
  • Over 700 parents involved
  • A training programme for educators