The project NAMED „Narratives of Working Migration as Tools for the Assessment of Education Demands“ is funded by the Erasmus+-programme of the European Union. The three project partners from Germany, Poland and Romania work together to identify working migrants‘ educational demands and to develop a curriculum adressing them. Thus, the project aims at a deep understanding of the situation and the educational demands of working migrants that leads to a customized curriculum.

At the first stage of the project, we are going to conduct narrative-biographic interviews with working migrants. Because we want to get to know their educational background and their experiences, we have designed our interviews so as to give room for interviewees to narrate freely. This shall help preclude bias. The interviews will be analyzed through methods of qualitative research. In our analysis, we will especially focus on working migrants‘ educational demands. Our findings will be published as an open access study. You will find the study at this homepage.

At the second stage of the project, we are going to develop a curriculum on the basis of our findings. The curriculum as well as the accompanying teaching material will be published at this homepage.

Right now, we are looking for further sponsors to put the curriculum into practice. Testing and evaluation of the curriculum shall lead to continuing enhancements and refinements. 

The cooperation between educational facilities from Germany, Poland and Romania is fruitful. It helps to establish the grasp that the actualities of working migration are pan-European educational proceedings. The educational demands will be analyzed as well in countries of origin as in target countries. Especially the interviews that are held in Poland and Romania are of utmost importance. Here we get the chance to learn more about the experiences of persons that returned to their home countries after a period of working abroad. Their reflected retrospect on educational demands is a huge contribution to the project.

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