Druckansicht von http://lehrerfortbildung-bw.de/lak/akademien/2012/11_bwb/index.html, Stand 17. Jan. 2017
Die Generaldirektorin der Bildungsabteilung, Frau Snežana Samardžić-Marković, verlieh am 24. Mai während einer Feierstunde im Palais de L'Europe die Medaille an Bärbel Bauer für ihre Verdienste bei der Durchführung des Pestalozzi Programms (das Fortbildungsprogramm des Europarats für Pädagogen) in Baden-Württemberg , in dem sie seit 25 Jahren engagiert tätig ist. An der Zeremonie nahmen Vertreter/innen des Kultusministeriums und der Landesakademie Bad Wildbad sowie hochrangige Vertreter/innen des Europarats teil.
Die Landesakademie Bad Wildbad führt in Fortsetzung der Akademie Donaueschingen die Tradition der Pestalozziseminare fort. Dort fand im Mai diesen Jahres das 132. einwöchige Europäische Seminar zum Thema "Being a teacher in the Year 2032" statt.
Rede der Generaldirektorin des Europarats
Speech of the Director General Ms Snežana Samardžić-Marković
1) Ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues, I would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to all of you who have come here on the occasion of this ceremony. I would like in particular to welcome the delegation from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Land of Baden-Württemberg and from the Academy of Bad Wildbad. But above all, a special warm welcome to Ms Bärbel Bauer, Pedagogical Advisor at the Academy of Bad Wildbad.
2) I know that earlier today you met with the Director of Democratic Citizenship and Participation, Ms Ólöf Ólafsdóttir and her colleagues, Mr Sjur Bergan, Head of the Education Department and Mr Josef Huber, Head of the Pestalozzi Programme to look back over the years of fruitful cooperation. But also to discuss changes that have come over the years, and more specifically in the recent past. Changes in society influence the context of our work – in particular the work of all teachers and teacher trainers. The recent changes within the Council of Europe itself also have implications for the future. You have looked ahead and explored how we can continue the important work on teacher education in the most effective and efficient ways and in the changed context. I think we all agree that working for education and in particular education for democracy is still as important as ever. Perhaps even more so today than a couple of decades ago.
3) Who would have thought, in 1978, when the cooperation with Baden-Württemberg began that we would be standing here today, almost 35 years later, with over one hundred training activities organised and run together. Several thousand teachers, school heads, teacher trainers and other education professionals have discovered the Council of Europe, the values and principles which it stands for. They have become familiar with our projects in the field of education: policy guidelines and tools for the practitioners. They have not only discovered what guidance and support they can draw from these outcomes, but also experienced a real European dimension to their work. Getting to know each other, finding out that the main challenges are similar for all of us wherever we may find ourselves on this continent. They have learned that to understand each other and to work together is as important as the key issues which were dealt with: democratic citizenship, multiperspectivity in history teaching and learning, languages and intercultural communication, media literacy, prevention of discrimination, of violence and of crimes against humanity; these are just some of the major themes the training seminars dealt with. And we should not forget the focus on pedagogy and the methodology which is appropriate and effective with regard to these objectives. Who would have thought that this cooperation would bear so many fruits?
4) It has done so to a large extent thanks to people like you, Ms Bauer. For almost 25 years (since 1988) you have been the pedagogical advisor at the Academy of In-Service Training and Capacity building for Schools of the Land Baden-Württemberg responsible for the Council of Europe training seminars organised in cooperation with Baden-Württemberg. First in Donaueschingen and then in Bad Wildbad. You have made sure that all these training activities could take place in a stimulating and pleasant learning environment. You have not only let everyone benefit from your excellent skills as an organiser and planner but also offered your impressive expertise in the field of training methodology.
Throughout the years, you have demonstrated a deep personal commitment to the principles and values of the Council of Europe in education such as democracy, human rights and human dignity, mutual understanding, and equality in difference. You have devoted your efforts to the practice of education; to making things happen and change in day-to-day practice, in the classrooms.
You have also paid special attention to the needs of trainers and trainees, not only as professionals, but also as people, as individuals. I have heard that nothing seems to be impossible for you when trainers or trainees come with their special wishes and problems.
All these competences and attitudes have certainly made you a role model in the eyes of several thousand European education professionals from across the continent who attended these training seminars.
5) It is people like you who make the work, the values and the concerns of the Council of Europe reach the day-to-day reality in our member states. People like you bring our work to the grassroots. With more people like you our work would be easier, more effective and the world would be a better place. This is why you fully deserve the “Pro Merito” medal of the Council of Europe, and I am particularly pleased to award it to you, in my capacity as Director of Democracy.