Reading Early SChool leaving signals Erasmus Project

General information for the Reading Early SChool leaving signals Erasmus Project

Reading Early SChool leaving signals  Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Reading Early SChool leaving signals

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for school education

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2016

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Pedagogy and didactics; Early School Leaving / combating failure in education

Project Summary

The project starts from the issue of ESL as a long term evolutionary process. Early warning signals given during time such as frequency of truancy, or gradual deterioration of academic performance, physical and psychological condition are several examples. There are ways to turn these signals into preventive actions. The teachers are the first to notice these early warning signs of ESL. Teachers are neither trained to cooperate in multidisciplinary teams nor supported to get involved in ESL prevention. The goal of the project is to capacitated the schools through teachers and comunity to trigger a cooperative reactions and action waves from the earliest warning signs of risk of ESL and effectively reached out to the other relevant stakeholders in the community in order to get them involved. Project objectives are: 1. To Determine the early warning signs and patterns of risk of ESL, 2. To Develop teachers’ skills for ESL prevention, 3.Bolster cooperation and communication between school and community, 4. Dissemination of intermediary and final project findings, best practices and experience
In the project were participated 7 organizations: 3 non-guvernamental organization that have a very extensive experience in supporting compulsory education and supporting disadvantaged children and youth to attend school (World Vision Romania with relevant experience in rural areas and quality education for all children and high expertise in advocacy; National Network of Children from Bulgaria has a long experience and expertise in different areas of child welfare; We World from Italy has a relevant experience in promoting non formal education and peer education in the field of inclusion of disadvantage youth), one dynamic enterprise commercial Maltese entity (AcrossLimits with expertise in technology and media sector), two secondary schools from Romania ,located in rural areas (Mihai David and Cosereni Secondary Schools that has experience teaching vulnerable students, and local project on prevention of ESL), one university (Bergamo University with expertise in research, innovative curricula for teachers trainning,etc).
Description of undertaken main activities: The project activities approached the ESL challenges by implementing a ESL school and coomunity based mechanism (tools) that is not only simply a formal part of the mainstream school management systems, identifiable by the stakeholders outside the school system as a mainly “school based and school owned task” easily lost in between so many other tasks, but a well-defined, community owned and shared and easily accessible, genuine ESL prevention mechanism. The main project activities undertaken in the project were: analysis of existent resources on ESL prevention, at EU level, selected the pilot schools and teachers, elaborate a School based ESL prevention and intervention mechanism,elaborate Training curricula for Improved cooperation and communication among teaching staff, elaborate Training curricula for Identification of ESL warning signs and associated Instruments., train teachers on applying School based ESL prevention mechanism, apply ESL prevention mechanism in schools with field support from partners,develop an electronic ESL tracking interactive database, train field and teachers for implementing partners on use of database, organize workshop with regional stakeholders to disseminate and multiply results.,elaborate and enforce a Community based Cooperative Intervention Workflow (CW) mechanism, train community and school stakeholders on applying the (CW), develop a community based Task Force (TF) to act immediately once students at risk of ESL have been referred by school, design and launch a project website and a Facebook account and newsletter, disseminate project related information. elaborate and disseminate an aggregated Project Case Study Report, organize a Project Closing conference .
The results of the project are the intellectual outputs,that were elaborated and tested by the experts and teachers, as follow: Analysis of resources related to cooperation on ESL related issues, at the EU level, School based ESL prevention and intervention mechanism , Training curricula for improved cooperation and communication among teaching staff , Training curricula and the associated instruments for identification of ESL warning signs, Interactive database for recording information about signs of risk of ESL
in students,Community based ESL prevention and intervention mechanism and Project Case Study.
Am important long term results are: the skills that teachers and the other community stakeholders achieved in the field of ESL prevention and the practice of cooperation at community level, and the tools instruments on ESL created in the project for teachers

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 259085 Eur

Project Coordinator

FUNDATIA WORLD VISION ROMANIA & Country: RO

Project Partners

  • Scoala Gimnaziala
  • WE WORLD-GVC ORGANIZZAZIONE NON LUCRATIVA DI UTILITA’SOCIALE
  • SCOALA GIMNAZIALA MIHAI DAVID
  • UNIVERSITA’ DEGLI STUDI DI BERGAMO
  • National Network for Children
  • ACROSSLIMITS LTD