Teacher Training in Linguistic Diversity within Inclusive EducationCooperation between Non-governmental Non-profit Organizations and Educational Institutions. Situation in Three European Countries

  1. Janet Wolf
Supervised by:
  1. Francesca Pedone Director
  2. Raquel Casado Muñoz Director

Defence university: Universidad de Burgos

Year of defence: 2020

  1. Ciencias de la Educación

Type: Thesis


This thesis examines the collaboration between non-governmental non-profit organisations focusing on pupils with a different mother tongue and schools in three European geographical areas: the Czech Republic, Italy and Spain. It answers three research questions: (1) What services do non-profit organisations offer to teachers? (2) How do non-profit organisations view current cooperation? (3) Are teachers aware of the existence of non-profit organisations in this field and are they interested in such cooperation? A mixed methods approach is used, applying a questionnaire to 34 non-profit organisations (9 Czech, 19 Spanish, 6 Italian) and in-depth interviews with 15 teachers from three countries. The results reveal the broad potential of non-profit organisations as partners in education, covering important issues in intercultural education and strategies that could enhance such partnership.