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Equal access to education – open textbooks

Civic participation Completed
2014-09-01 - 2016-01-31
321 566,23 PLN
288 560,73 PLN
education system, national policies
Project description
In the recent five years, in Poland the state has been implementing policies of openness of public resources, allowing for open access to and using them. The most important initiative has been the program of e-handbooks implemented by the Ministry of National Education since 2015.
The aim of the project was to encourage decision-makers to guarantee by an act of law the openness of school handbooks and all other education materials financed from public resources. Such legal regulation should secure a permanent nature of the reforms introduced in this field so far. The aim was partially achieved – as a result of advocacy activities, the government implemented the policy of openness of educational resources financed from the European Social Fund which will have bearing on a broad group of projects financed from European funds (on central and regional levels) of a total budget amounting to over 40 bln PLN. The principles for amendments to the act on education system were also prepared and advocacy activities were led for their presentation among officials and politicians.
Equally important result of the project were activities for networking and raising awareness of key stakeholders, addressed mainly to education organisations. The cooperation also included teachers, parents, business (mainly publishers and companies from the information and communication industry) and academic experts. The key beneficiaries were education organisations, teachers and education workers, as well as decision-makers.
Under the project, the following activities were conducted: a questionnaire survey and a case study survey, three expert opinions on the openness of educational resources, principles for amendments in the act on education system, a series of five webinaries, the workshop scenario „Open lesson”, reunion of the Coalition for Open Education, and a workshop and a debate under the Education Congress.
The Norwegian partner (NDLA) participated in the study visit organised under the project, helping to exchange knowledge on building Internet repositories of contents for open educational resources. The experiences of the partner helped in preparing recommendations on technical aspects of the proposed solutions.
The Polish partner of the project, the Centre for Civil Education supported networking and promotional activities
through their project School with class 2.0.
We use the grant for capacity building