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Lifelong Learning Project - School Inclusion - Preventing Early School Leaving

Training Initiatives

TITLE OF TRAINING INITIATIVES:

Save Children from Abandonment and Non-integration

NAME OF ORGANISER:

"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University in partnership with VIA University College Denmark, Iasi County School Inspectorate, Botosani County School Inspectorate, Vaslui County School Inspectorate, Maramures County School Inspectorate, Mures County School Inspectorate and Braila County School Inspectorate

LANGUAGE OF THE REVIEW:

English

COUNTRY WHERE IT TOOK PLACE:

Romania

REVIEW OF THE TRAINING INITIATIVE:

The specific objectives of the SCAN project involve:
• The development of strategies and action plans in order to prevent early school dropout among 2000 students from four regions of Romania - the north-eastern, the north-western, the central and the south-eastern regions;
• The implementation of action guidelines for the prevention of early school dropout through the financial support of 2000 students, the training of 600 teachers and the counselling and professional certification of 400 parents from six counties of Romania (Braila, Botosani, Iasi, Maramures, Mures and Vaslui);
• The development and testing of methodologies, trainings and seminars for teachers, parents and other categories of professionals from those four regions of Romania
• The identification and implementation of students' reintegration strategies in the case of 90 persons who have dropped out of school, undertaking intervention actions in the case of 1910 students at risk of dropout/having dropped out of school, counselling and career guidance services provided to 1510 parents, over a period of three years.

As correlated with the overall objective, the SCAN project results are:
- the prevention and reduction of school dropout among students enrolled in upper-secondary education;
- the decrease of the incidence risk of the phenomenon of school dropout;
- the design of educational strategies for all the students at risk of dropout/ having dropped out;
- the development of the human resources involved in the education of students at risk of dropout/ having dropped out;
- the innovation of educational services designed for all the categories of persons involved in the education of students at risk of dropout/ having dropped out;
- development of school-community-parents partnerships who will contribute to the diminishment of the dropout risk.

The SCAN project aims at achieving the following results:
• 4 research studies regarding the identification of students needs and possibilities of integration;
• 10 school dropout intervention / prevention strategies;
• 3 research tools;
• 1 set of tools for the assessment of students' personality traits and abilities;
• 5 innovative tools for the reduction of the school dropout rate;
• 15 school teaching materials designed to stimulate interest in learning;
• 1 contrastive study on the topic of school dropout in Romania and Denmark
• 10 national examples of best practices;
• 90 school-community-parents partnerships;
• 2000 dropouts having benefited from intervention strategies;
• 60 social mediators trained;
• 210 integrated educational activities contributing to the maximization of the school success chances;
• 1 virtual network;
• 3 25-credits long-term training programs developed and approved by the NCPTST;
• 150 teachers trained to acquire the "second chance" activities/actions strategy;
• 150 teachers trained to use ICT in actions preventing and mitigating school dropout;
• 150 teachers trained to enhance their work motivation and to manage professional stress;
• 150 teachers trained to use outdoor education as school dropout prevention method.

Content of the training program:

EDUCATION BEYOND THE SCHOOL/OUT-DOOR EDUCATION
- Introducing the program and the training team, explaining the thoughts journals. Workshop 1 – giving examples for an outdoor approach for different school subjects.
- Theories of specific learning, education beyond school.
- Scientific arguments for learning with through body and movement , learning using our senses etc. Working in groups of the action learning type . establishing the work groups.
- Basic criteria of a successful outdoor activity.
- Workshop 2- giving examples of outdoor activities for different school subjects.
- Introduction to group work in the Action Learning way.
- Working in action learning groups– importance of thought journals.
- Barriers in implementing outdoor activity learning.
- Workshop 3- giving examples of outdoor activities for different school subjects

INFORMAL EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES
- educational strategies which focus of the student.
- management of informal educational strategies.
- education for the community.
- methods of education that encourage active citizenship.

MOTIVATIONAL STRATEGIES AND STRESS MANAGEMENT

- Counselling which focuses on objectives and solutions.
- Examples of what it means to be motivated.
- Trauma psychology.
- Dealing with negative emotions caused by discrimination.
- Using personal resources in professional stress management
- Dealing with negative emotions caused by discrimination.

NAME OF THE REVIEWING ORGANISATION:

Fundatia EuroEd



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15 November 2012

[email protected] at the Future of Education Conference

The [email protected] projet will be presented at the third edition of the “Future of Education” international conference, held in Florence, Italy, on 13 - 14 June 2013. Over 250 participants from all over the world will attend the conference. The conference participants belong to the sectors of higher education, school education, vocational education and training as well as adult education, therefore representing all of the target groups of the [email protected] project.

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