Mikael Menezes – Brazil • Hande Soran – Canada • Aysel Turaçlı & Omar Irani – England Ayban Dilsaz Ulusan – Germany • Abhinav Raja & Shivani Sundara Babu – India
The PoliTeknik Project organized a conference with volunteer students from diff erent countries on 13th October, 2019. The objective of the meeting was exchanging points of view and experiences about the human right to education in their context. The conference was really informative and productive, as we could discuss the present scenario of education systems in their respective countries. The skype conference was based on three important questions, the quality of education, access to education and how to improve the education system. We had 12 to 16 year old pupils from Canada, Brazil, England, India and Germany sharing the pros and cons of their homeland educational systems and also putting forward suggestions what could be done in order to improve the quality of education. Also, these students identifi ed mechanisms of exclusion that could hinder one’s access to education in their countries.
We believe that promoting experiences that merit pupil’s voices are important for evolving perceptions about education. Being in touch with the reality of education in other nations certainly leads to diff erent refl ections an can also take participants to have new ideas how to improve education in their contexts or in the other colleagues’ contexts, by sharing experiences and views. We’d like to thank all students envolved in this engagement and hope we can move forth in this global education discussion!