Don't Give up and Catch your Dreams / Reducing early school leaving

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Don’t give up and catch your dreams (ESL)

Reducing the average European rate of early school leavers to less than 10% by 2020 is one of the education headline targets of the Europe 2020 Strategy1 . Investment in the educational achievement of young people is essential for the employment prospects of every young person. It is important for the growth of our economy and for social cohesion, especially at a time when the current financial and economic crisis is having a serious impact on young people and their families. Investing in education helps to break the cycle of deprivation and poverty leading to the social exclusion of too many young people across Europe.
In June 2011, the Education Council adopted a Recommendation on policies to reduce early school leaving (ESL). It highlights the need for evidence-based and comprehensive policies to reduce ESL. In order to be effective, policies against ESL need to address all levels of education. They should be cross-sectoral and involve stakeholders from different policy areas such as youth, social/welfare, employment and health. They should focus on prevention, intervention and compensation:
- Prevention seeks to avoid the conditions from arising where processes leading to ESL can start.
- Intervention addresses emerging difficulties at an early stage and seeks to prevent them from leading to ESL.
- Compensation measures offer opportunities for education and training for those who have dropped out.

Learning Outcomes
All the participants will:
• Discuss on the definition of ESL and the challenge of defining ESL.
• Overview of the current situation in Europe.
• Recognize the key challenges, the scale of the problem and main factors leading to ESL across Europe.
• Familiarize the concept of ’comprehensive policies’ to reduce ESL
• Discuss on the key characteristics of successful policies.
• Develop a vision on how to prevent early school leaving
• Get knowledge/skills/attitude of teachers, trainers and administrators of the students who have a tendency to give up their training process
• Know comprehensive way requiring a critical revision of the entire education and training system
• Get a collective sense of responsibility and action for the benefit of the individual, of Member States, for Europe and for financial and social reasons.
• Gain experience in an international learning environment.
• List the needs and problems in the ESL
• Develop a sample of new international school policy related to the subject matter
• Be acquainted with and know how to support and encourage some other skate holders to reduce early school leaving
• Set up and maintain cross curricular cooperation
• Coach colleagues about fostering quality improvements of their teaching style and dissemination of good practices and developing school policy

Objectives of the course

• Responding to the needs of teacher’s personal and professional development skills in prevention of early school leaving
• Improving trainees’ knowledge in National policies to reduce ESL in many European Countries
• Ensuring a coherent, systemic and coordinated approach, the exchange of good practices and the efficient use of resources
• Understanding strong coordination and cooperation between national, regional and local actors
• Getting aware of important elements of a sustainable and comprehensive strategy including; a coordinating body, a progressive approach, local and national adaptation, awareness raising and training, sustainable funding,monitoring and evaluation
• Getting familiar with the strategies of active involvement and cooperation of skateholders at national, regional, local and school level
• Learning about the important elements for successful cooperation within the context of ESL including Inter-agency or inter-institutional arrangements, Central role of schools, Involvement of pupils and parents, Learning Cooperation

Target group

Teachers, trainers, educators, school administrators, etc.


• Practical and skills-based -interactive learning,
• Immediate feedbacks,
• Hands-on activities and
• Inspiring discussions on best practices.
• Role playing the sample situations to understand the psychological factors of ESL
• Designing sample school policies by brainstorming in group dynamics.


Before the course,
• A detailed pre-course questionnaire to indicate their level of experience, teaching backgrounds and training will be completed by participants.
• They will also prepare a presentation to reflect their own teaching method.
• A closed Facebook group will be created for getting knows each other of all participants and to share practical information.

• A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.
• A Europass Mobility Certificate will be given if the participant demand, as well.

Course organiser
Anatolia Eğitim ve Danışmanlık
Helsinki, Finland

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Upcoming sessions

21.03.2022 > 25.03.2022 (Confirmed)

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