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1 - Special thanks - pag. 2

2 Project Partners pag. 3 -4-5

3-Introduzione pag.6-74- State of art of 2 regions: In Europa -pag.8-9-105- La situazione attuale sulla formazione in servizio in Italia- pag. 10-11-126 - Modello di formazione pag.13-14-15

7-Raccomandazioni- pag. -158-Modalit di conduzione dei lavori Comenius Regio Refreshment policies for teaching Staff - pag. -16-17

9-Autori e Riflessioni pag.17-18-1910-Bibliografia/Sitografia - pag. 20-21-22 REFRESHMENT POLICIES FOR TEACHING STAFF (REFRESH) PROJECT

1.Special thanks to

Mr Kamil Aydoan (Education Director of Ankara) and Mr Rosario Leone (Minister of Education in Palermo - Sicily) for their valuable contribution and support to the project.

This project is funded within the EU Lifelong learning Programmes Comenius Regio Projects and based on partnership of Educational Directorate of Ankara and Municipality of Palermo. The project is implemented between November 2010 - June 2012


Development of professional qualifications via in-service training programs is crucially important for todays quickly change knowledge based society. Teaching as profession in this context has a unique position derived from the needs of both teachers and pupils. Regarding the rising importance of lifelong learning, the project aims at analysing and comparison of in-service teacher training systems of both regions to contribute generation of innovative in-service teacher training models required by knowledge based society. Therefore knowledge and experiences of partners in line with the needs, challenges and the best practices in the field of in service teacher training will be shared and examined in both regions.

Outcomes of the project

1- An educational cooperation protocol between Educational Directorate of Ankara and Miur USR Sicilia Ufficio XV Ambito territoriale per la provincia di Palermo

2- Evaluation report of in-service training policies of teachers in Ankara and Palermo and suggestion of a model.

3- Two conferences in Ankara (04/05/2012) and Palermo for disseminating the results of the project.




Educational Directorate of Ankara is the second biggest local public education authority in Turkey. It is responsible for the planning, coordination and management of all kinds of educational activities for pre-school, primary, secondary and adult education in the 25 districts of Ankara. According to the 2008-2009 educational statistics of the institution; there are 46468 teachers and 848299 students in 1524 schools.

The directorate provides in service training courses to its teaching staff free in charge in various subjects including "active learning methods" and "teaching with children at risk". In-service training department of the directorate is responsible to plan and coordinate all kind of training courses (school, district or city centralized). Teachers apply these courses by online registration. There were 831 in service training courses were organized in 2009. These courses totally took 947.995 hours and 25.311 teachers were attended these courses.


Gazi University was founded in 1926 as the first teacher training institution in Ankara. Gazi University Faculty of Education is the leading faculty of Turkey among the institutions training teachers in terms of its deep rooted history, education quality, scientific activities and number of faculty of academic staff and students. Academic and administrative staff aim to train modern, innovative, self-confident, productive and questioning learners. Currently more than 9,000 students are enrolled in 9 departments and 26 programs of The Gazi Faculty of Education. The faculty is a center of attraction in terms of not only in the number of learners and teaching staff also in the application of information technology efficiently by putting the Understanding of Modern Schooling into practice.

HASANOLAN ATATRK ANATOLIAN TEACHERS TRAINING HIGH SCHOOL (HAAL)HAAL is a kind of initial teacher training high school at secondary education level, which makes it a unique example of teacher training in the world. It is attended by students who are successful at final exams while leaving their primary education. It is a mixed boarding school with students from all parts of Turkey. It has been a cornerstone in teacher training since it was a Village Institute, spirit of which is students' being active in learning process. Most of its students win university exam held at national level and attend Education Faculties. In other words, they are nominee teachers. The school consists of 535 students and 36 teachers.

Italian partners.


Comune di Palermo

Municipality of Palermo and specifically the Education Department of the Municipality is a local authority responsible for schools in the City of Palermo, from kindergartens to secondary school degree. The Municipality of Palermo directly manages 24 kindergartens with 980 pupils and 97 schools within kindergarten sections with 2048 pupils and provided services to 66,498 pupils in total 28 regional pre-primary schools, 118 pre-primary schools, 101 primary and secondary state schools.

The administration structure is divide in to two part, the educational services and territorial services, headed by an executive. The missions of the Administration for services aimed at pre-primary schools is to promote the growth of children and focused on providing parents the qualified trained personnel and secure structures.

Miur USR Sicilia Ufficio XV Ambito territoriale per la provincia di Palermo

Each Region in Italy has a Regional Education Office which is located in the main city. Then, each province has a local Office. Both represent autonomous center of administrative and education responsibility.

Sicily has 9 provinces and 9 Provincial Education Offices.

In Palermo, the main city, Miur USR Sicilia Ufficio XV Palermo is responsible both for supporting the actions of educational institutions and implementing innovative processes in education mostly related also to different topics focusing on in service training.

It is responsible for the planning, coordination and management of all kinds of educational activities for pre-school, primary, secondary and adult education in Palermo and other Sicily provinces (Trapani and Enna).

Miur USR Sicilia Ufficio XV Ambito Palermo aims to extend government policy for all education levels through the territory of Palermo district.

According to the 2008-2009 educational statistics of the institution, there are 17.219 teachers and 200.000 students in 270 schools in the province of the Palermo.

The functions are:

Connection and interaction with schools, Regional and Local AuthoritiesEnsure the regular beginning of the schoolSupport the on-going innovation processes in the school system Extend the qualification initiatives and staff training Ensuring the right of instruction and education Promote inclusive educationEnhancing school autonomy

Istituto Superiore Majorana

The Istituto Superiore Majorana is a Vocational high school which is geographically located in one of disadvantaged area of Palermo. Given the difficult situation of this area and the challenges which teachers have to face in their profession in this school it becomes necessary to equip them with new skills and knowledge which would be useful in facing the difficult situations in the school context.

The school includes several addresses all variously related to the needs of the territory: the informatic one that trains experts in the field of computer management and IT management company, the chemical that forms specialized personnel in the classic chemical industry, but also in food and alimentation industries, and finally, agrarian address for the personal for the management of companies operating in agriculture and in that of the ornamental nursery industry in the region.


No profit organisation CEIPES is name of a network (CEIPES Network) from divers Institutions from University of Palermo; CUD - University Centre for the Disability, IAL CISL SICILIA (Coordination of Regional Education Services), CE.D.AP - Centro per i Disturbi dellApprendimento (Centre for learning disorders), Schools and Municipalities and also other private and public institutions (Adult Education Centres) in Sicily Region.

The main purpose of CEIPES is to promote the Education and Development of young people and adults through activities in education, training, culture, nonviolence, interculturality, solidarity, human rights, active citizenship, international cooperation, and promote services thus contributing to human and civil growth at individual, community and world levels.

In service teacher training


During sensitive moment of change both the society and the schools require harmonization of the innovative tendencies with consideration of the technological revolution to solve the problems of the education system that is recently going through a crisis. We need new radical thoughts in order to renew and adapt specific initiatives regarding methods and concepts of trainings and put it into action.

Such elements as the increasing cultural distances between generations, loss of social prestige of schools and the education, wide gap between scholastic culture and extracurricular activities or the old style of composin