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We are surprised and sorry to discover that in recent years, school directors from various parts of the world have been trying to make Freinet's name a national label  that gives them the right to control the productions of their colleagues as well as Royalties.

FIMEM strongly opposes this process:

Freinet's name belongs to his own family and they alone can decide how to use it .. and especially ..

DEFENCE OF THE PLANET - FIMEM Statement – october 2021

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 As the International Federation of Modern School Movements, we declare our commitment to ideas and practices related to the defence of the environment. The effective safeguarding of our planet concerns us all. We must work for the transformation and realisation of a more just and united society.

This is why we can and must carry out a double action: think globally and act locally: have a "glocal" thought! Thus, without losing sight of the major goals and problems of the environmental crisis on a global scale, we must grasp how these clash so that everyone can imagine actions, create very concrete responses to act on various scales, local and global.


The task of the school is crucial, actions

Freinet pedagogy is equipped with tools for forms of participation within the school and within its environment, together with local communities. They are naturally in favour of measures that build environmental sustainability and ecological restoration, thus transcending local boundaries. Freinet schools are laboratories of democratic participation and community building with cooperative proposals and practices. And other schools can join us, because the issue must be defended in all schools and educational centres!

In our Freinet classes, by studying the environment, we build micro-projects with our students that result in small changes, certainly, but with the horizon of a sustainable future: appreciating the value of self-limiting and non-consumptive use of everyday resources, promoting actions and forms of relationships that are not individualistic, but rather those of solidarity, open and attentive to the Common Good.

The critical spirit is called upon throughout the cooperative work in the classroom: in cooperative meetings, class councils, assemblies, in work researches .... This ability to analyse, compare, understand and debate is found both in learning and in links to the outside world.

At school, it is necessary to understand the situation of the planet and to become aware of the current disruption of the ecological balance. These essential objectives should be included in the school curriculum.

From the earliest school age, engaging in the study of the environment is one of the keys to an emancipating education. Discovering, exploring around oneself, discovering others, discovering the surrounding world, both near and far, through correspondence, surveys, research, testimonies... And to do this, organise themselves cooperatively, in small or large groups, with the outside world... With the tools of the council, the cooperative organisation of the class, projects, responsibilities. Then, an emancipatory pedagogy of creation, expression and cooperation is put into action, thus generating care for the Common Good.

In the city, in the neighbourhoods, in the villages, it is possible to generate real actions in the school and family micro-spaces, for example by controlling the use of electricity, by reducing transport, by insisting that the voice of children and young people be heard in adult society.

2021 .11.09. Défense de la planète

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2020.12.23. Réflexions Teresita Garduño Rubio

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2020.11.07 Déclaration du CA FIMEM pour le meurtre d'enfants dans une école au Sud-Ouest du Cameroun


Le CA de la FIMEM et les mouvements Freinet du monde entier solidaires avec L'AECEMO pour condamner ces odieux meurtres d'enfants innocents à Kumba au sein de leur propre école au sud-ouest du Cameroun.



2020.10.27 COMMUNIQUE du nouveau CA sur le meurtre du Professeur Samuel Paty

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Communiqué du CA de la FIMEM sur le meurtre du professeur Samuel Paty.

2020.10.21. Lettre de solidarité du MCEP à l'ICEM pour le meurtre d'un collègue en France - Carta de solidaridad del MCEP al ICEM - Letter of solidarity from the MCEP to the ICEM

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Lettre de solidarité du MCEP à l'ICEM pour le meurtre d'un collègue en France. Courage et grande force face à ces durs

Carta de solidaridad del MCEP al ICEM por el asesinato de un colega en Francia. 

Letter of solidarity from the MCEP to the ICEM for the murder of a colleague in France.






2020.10.17 lettre de l'ICEM concernant l'assassinat d'un enseignant

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 Vous trouverez en pièce jointe la prise de position de l'ICEM concernant le meurtre d'un collègue.

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