I am not scared & Stay@school presentation fundatia euro_ed


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Fundatia EuroEd (www.euroed.ro) aduce in atentia celor interesati 2 dintre proiectele pe care le desfasoara:

Proiectul I am not scared (511645-LLP-1-2010-1-IT-KA1-KA1SCR ) - prevenirea violentei scolare

Proiectul Stay@School (2011-1-IT1-LEO05-01961) - prevenirea abandonului scolar

Proiectele sunt finanţate cu sprijinul Comisiei Europene. Această publicaţie (comunicare) reflectă numai punctul de vedere al autorului şi Comisia nu este responsabilă pentru eventuala utilizare a informaţiilor pe care le conţine.

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I am not scared & Stay@school presentation fundatia euro_ed

  1. 1. Wellbeing@school - the result of projects I am not scared and Stay@School Anca Colibaba & Andreea Cleminte – Fundatia EuroEd, ROThese projects have been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commissioncannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  2. 2. STRATEGIES TO OPTIMIZE THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS “Stay@School” (Project Number: 2011-1-IT1-LEO05-01961, CUP: G32F11000680006 ) prevent early school leaving http://projects.pixel-online.org/stayatschool/info/ “I Am Not Scared” (KA1 Policy Cooperation and Innovation - 511645-LLP-1-2010-1-IT-KA1-KA1SCR) prevent and combat the school bullying http://iamnotscared.pixel-online.org/info/index.php
  3. 3. CONTEXT & OBJECTIVEContextThe bullying phenomenon is a main challenge, that all European educational systemshave to deal with.Despite many initiatives:•The main information and experiences related to the understanding of bullying havebeen developed through a mainly Top-Bottom approach.•The standard of the researches and initiatives is not homogeneous at Europeanlevel•National approaches are still prevalent and a European shared perspective is stilllackingObjectiveThe project intends to identify the best European strategies to prevent andcombat the bullying phenomenon and involve Secondary school and VocationalEducation teachers, Directors Pupils, Parents and key policy makers in thefield of education in a common reflection based on a Bottom-Up approach for atransnational sharing of the dynamics that can cause the emerging and consolidatingof the bullying phenomenon and of the most effective strategies and behaviours totackle it available at European Level
  4. 4. Target groups• 11 Romanian schools, 22 teachers ,11 school principals, 55 parents, over 100 students • “Octav Bancila“ Art High School, Iasi • “Vasile Pavelcu“ School, Iasi • Economic High School, Iasi • “Vasile Alecsandri“ High School, Iasi • “Grigore Moisil” Computer Science High School, Iasi • “Virgil Madgearu“ High School, Iasi • EuroEd Primary School, Iasi • “Al. Vlahuta“ High School, Sendriceni, • Nicolina School, Iasi Botosani • “Constantin Păunescu” Special School, Iasi • Arts and Trades School, Husi, Vaslui• 15 experts (psychological counsellors, psychologists, school counsellors), from 3 counties from Romania• 8 Policy Makers (with 14 representatives) • Iasi County School Inspectorate • Iasi County Centre for Resources and Educational Assistance • Iasi Teacher Training Department • Vrancea County Centre for Resources and Educational Assistance • The prefecture of Iasi County • Iasi Department of Analysis and Crime Prevention • lasi City Hall • The Direction for Social Services and Child Protection
  5. 5. ACTIVITIESA) Collection of Information•The aim of the Work Package is to is to achieve a better understanding of thebullying phenomenon carrying out an empiric based research at transnational level,aiming at identifying the state of art in the comprehension and strategic tackling ofbullying and violence and intolerance at schoolB) Case Studies•The aim of the Work package is to promote a Bottom Up approach to theunderstanding of the bullying phenomenon through the carrying out of Case studiestaking the form of small research projects aiming at analyzing bullying episodes fromall the possible point of view of the different actors involved.C) Transnational Discussion•The aim of the Work package is to involve the teachers participating into the project(meaning those interviewed for the completion of the Case studies) in a transnationaldiscussion, aimed at enhancing a peer to peer based knowledge exchangeexperience, on the them of bullying prevention and tackling.D) European Strategy to Combat Bullying•The aim of the Work package is to use the information and opinions collected duringthe project to create the European Strategy for Combating Bullying that will bepublished as the main comprehensive and tangible output of the project.
  6. 6. Resources on preventing school violence Project website http://iamnotscared.pixel-online.org hosts•450 Review of publications addressing the bullying phenomenon available in the 9 countries involved•90 Good practices experiences (projects, activities) in the field of school bullying available in partnercountries and English languages​​•9 National reports, concerning the situation of school bullying in the countries involved•100 Case studies aiming at analyzing bullying episodes from all the possible point of view of the differentactors (Students, Teachers, schools directors, parents of the students, and key policy makers)•9 National Reports presenting the results of the activities described above and defining each country stateof artTo be uploaded:•a Transnational Report presenting in a comparative logic, similarities and main differences concerningthe prevention of school bullying
  7. 7. Case studies aiming at analyzing bullying episodes12 Case studies have been collected in Romania, translated into English anduploaded on the project website. The cases were developed by the teachers involvedorganizing discussions/debates on real bullying situation with victims, bully students,other students, other teachers, school directors, parents of the pupils involved,supporting experts and policy makers• BULLYING - A lesson just shouldn’t be learned• Violence – discovered by students, forgotten by teachers•First days of school - violence between students• Analysis of school bullying•• The social background - source of bullying• Case of Dysfunctional Behaviour in Primary School• The use of drugs among students• The bully bullied• The school responsible for the safety of the students• Let’s say NO to Violence!• Empowering students to prevent violent behaviour• Online Bullying
  8. 8. Causes of school violence- adolescents are exposed to a series of violent events- financial misunderstanding which later degenerated into violent conflict- social differences - financial problems within the family- come from homes that use physical punishment to discipline- social background - urban versus rural- repulsive behaviour of some students- group influence- inner conflicts and frustrations / intimidations between students- poor education and social environment- precocious physical growth helping to dominate other students- teachers tolerates signs of violence/ minor incidents which later can lead to unfortunate situations- lack of school secure and safe environment for students- lack of strict rules- lack of involvement of the students in social activities
  9. 9. Development of a school-wide bullying policyto: - Raise awareness of teachers and students - Create a framework for responding to bullying - Develop classroom rules against bullying - Develop cooperative learning projects that encourage teamwork and reduce social isolation - Create activities or assignments that teach problem- solving or conflict-resolution skills - Participate in role-playing or other activities to help students understand the effects and consequences of the violent behaviour
  10. 10. Photos from the activities held in schools on thedevelopment and discussions on the case studies
  11. 11. Transnational Discussion The aim is to involve the teachers participating into the project (meaning thoseinterviewed for the completion of the Case studies) in a transnational discussion, aimed atenhancing a peer to peer based knowledge exchange experience, on the them ofbullying prevention and tackling.Results:•3 transnational online discussions•Involvement of 4 teachers, 3 MA students who want to become teachers and 3 staffmembers•66 comments done to the case studies from the other countries•55 comments received to the Romanian case studies The "I am not scared" Project Partners Bloghttp://letsmakethechange12.blogspot.ro/2012/04/hi-everyone-as-requested-blog-for-us.html
  12. 12. CONTEXT & OBJECTIVEContext•A common challenge for the European school systems is theprevention of early school leaving.Objective•The aim of the Stay@School project is to provide school teacherswith the necessary skills to prevent early school leaving using thestrategies and tools developed in the framework of theSchool Inclusion project
  13. 13. Target groups• The project aims to involve 140 secondary school teachers based in Italy, Belgium, Romania and Spain.• Involvement of 9 schools and 39 teachers from RomaniaTypes of Schools involved• High Schools (Tehnoton College Iasi, Dimitrie Cantemir HighSchool Iasi, Vasile Alecsandri HighSchool Iasi)• Vocational High Schools (Economic HighSchool Iasi, Nicolina HighSchool Iasi)• School for children with special needs (Constantin Paunescu School Iasi)• Secondary School (Stefan cel Mare si Sfant, Drobovat, Iasi)• Primary and lower secondary school (Nicolae Iorga School Iasi, Dolhesti School Iasi)
  14. 14. School dropout – a phenomenon of theRomanian and European education system  One of the most important indicators of the efficiency of an educational system is the school dropout rate;  This reveals the capacity of the school system to integrate and keep the students within, to ensure access and support in order for them to finalize at least the compulsory school level;  Due to the acceleration of the ageing process in Europe and to a decline in the working population, the European Union will increasingly count on the young generation
  15. 15. School dropout rate
  16. 16. The project main activitiesA) Teachers Involvement•Involvement of 140 secondary school teachers in the 4European countries•ResultCreation of a network of 140 teachers involved in theprevention of early school leavingFrom Romania 9 schools and 39 teachers have beeninvolvedTeachers Forum to comment and receive furtherinformation on each of the modules. Teachers are invited touse the Forum to contact the authors of the course. On theForum, the authors of each of the course modules answerquestions and provide clarification or further informationabout the contents of the module they have developed.
  17. 17. The project main activitiesB) Improvement of the School Inclusion Portal•Review, update and complete the School Inclusion Portal.ResultsInsertion of new data in the database of publications on the topic ofscholastic drop out – over 400 publications•Further collection of direct experiences of teachers in preventing andtackling the early school leaving – over 100 experiences•Creation of a collection of reviews of training courses for teachers on thetopic of the prevention of early school leaving – over 60 examples oftraining courses•Translation of the training course on the prevention of early school leavingavailable on the School Inclusion Portalhttp://schoolinclusion.pixel-online.org/training_initiatives.php
  18. 18. The project main activitiesC) Testing•Delivery of the online training course on the prevention of early school leaving to 140school teachersThe course is organized in 5 modules:Module 1: Identification of Students at Risk•aims to help teachers and other educational professionals to identify young students atrisk of dropping out of education.Module 2: Communicationprovides practical proposals on how to facilitate communication with students, parentsand colleagues in order to decrease the drop out rate at school.Module 3: Teaching methods•focuses on effective teaching strategies that foster the active involvement of allstudents in educational pathways.Module 4: Educational Evaluation and early school leaving prevention•focuses on Educational evaluation because teachers need to be acquainted with themodern meaning of evaluation, evaluation types and forms, models, techniques andtools in order to become able to use them effectively in their school classes to achieve,among other educational objectives, the prevention of early school leaving.Module 5: External support and cooperation•examines external resources and supports available for teachers and students to helpthem in the prevention of early school leaving.Result•Acquisition by school teachers of the skills to prevent and tackle early school leaving
  19. 19. The project main activitiesD) Development of educational materials•Involvement of teachers in hands-on experience (learning by doing) aimed to test theskills and abilities acquired during the course, through the creation of educationmaterials on the prevention of early school leavingResult•Collection of educational products on the prevention of early school leaving•Each group of teachers, properly assisted by experts and coordinated by the partnerswill create:a product addressed to students in order to raise awareness on the issue of droppingout of schoola product aimed at teachers, in order to help them identify and prevent dropping out ofschool
  20. 20. Stay@School Project website: http://projects.pixel- online.org/stayatschool/info/project.php Contact: Andreea Cleminte, andreea.cleminte@euroed.roI am not scared Project website: http://iamnotscared.pixel- online.org/info/project.php